February 17th, 2006


Guantanamo Bay

I've been trying to express what I feel about the whole Guantanamo Bay controversy, but I just didn't know where to begin. Fortunately there was a wonderful interview with Archbishop Desmond Tutu on The Today Programme (BBC Radio 4) this morning in which he perfectly expressed everything I feel about the response of the UK and the US to the terrorist threat.

The comment that struck me most was this one, mostly because of the tone of dispairing disbelief in which it was said:

"I mean, if you've got evidence, for goodness sake produce the evidence in a court of law. Habeas Corpus is such an incredibly important part of freedom, and to have those who claim to be wanting to spread democracy doing this, I mean...Oh."

Thank God for people like him, and please, please let our governments listen to what he has to say.

You can listen to the interview here (click on the BBC News: Video and Audio button to the right of the picture). It's only about three minutes long and I strongly recommend it to anyone who's interested in the debate - on whatever side. His insight, humanity, and perspective are truly inspiring.
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