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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Four geese flying over our yard

And, I don't mean at 100 feet; I'm talking 25 feet - honking, beautiful.

Several hours later, after nap - getting up at 3:00 a.m. - Ugh!  Nap - Good!

It is another beautiful day, at least from the view out our back window.

But, then, ...

In our land of the free, home of the brave and millions of believers in the Constitution, there is this:
Eric Holder reaffirms 48 detainees "too dangerous to transfer but not feasible to prosecute" - US will imprison indefinitely.  

Keep in mind that there have been numerous "detainees" (read: prisoners w/o charge) who have been identified, years later, as having been involved in nothing other than being in Afghanistan. So, in what sense do we - and it is you and me, baby; these decisions and actions are being done in our names - assert that these people are dangerous?  How do we know, if we find it not feasible to prosecute them?  Do we have law??

The way I see it is that either we are at war - in which case there are no crimes on which to go to  trial - or we are not at war - in which case we either charge people or release them. Is this a nation of laws or men, as someone once said?


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