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Monday, June 11, 2007

Preventive detention

Posted By on Mon, Jun 11, 2007 at 8:06 AM

Interesting yesterday when Colin Powell said Guantanamo should be closed down forthwith and Mike Huckabee, in an appearance on CNN, defended the operation as more or less the penal equivalent of a country club. But this quote really struck me and not only for the un-American notion of jailing people indefinitely without trial on the barest of suspicion they might have done something wrong:

"But I tell you if we let somebody out and it turns out that they come and fly an airliner into one of our skyscrapers, we're going to be asking how come we didn't stop them, we had them detained," he said. "If we're going to make a mistake right now, let's make it on the side of protecting the American people."

Wayne Dumond's victim, or victims, in Missouri might offer the same advice to the former governor. With more credibility.

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