Tuesday, July 11, 2006

About damned time

Today's news brings the report that the U.S. will finally follow the Geneva conventions guidelines for treatment of the detainees captured in the so-called war on terror. It's been almost five years since the U.S. invaded Afghanistan and thus it's been almost five years since our government started illegally detaining people. Perhaps now we can begin removing this stain on our nation's conscience, although I suspect it will take a change in administrations to actually begin that process, if it were to even begin then. I hope to stop being ashamed of the actions of my government one of these days.

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