Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Restoring habeas corpus

Senator Chris Dodd has introduced the Restoring the Constitutions Act of 2007, and everyone who cares about laws, fairness, justice, and all the things Americans should be proud of should support this act. To become a citizen co-sponsor, click here.

Note: In case anyone tries to justify torture, here's a hypothetical scenario. Suppose we make an error in the war on terror? Suppose the US detains and tortures an innocent person by mistake? Suppose we capture someone who has the same name as an al Qaeda higher-up or someone who looks kinda sorta like someone on the FBI shitlist. What if an innocent man dies in a foreign prison, under the watch of the US military? Is that a possibility that the American people want to live with?