Tuesday, October 17, 2006

R.I.P. Habeas Corpus

1679-2006

Habeas lived a good life. He was officially born in 1679, but many trace his ancestory back to the Magna Carta. That is a long life, one most of us would be proud of. He prevented many an innocent man from being held indefinitely without knowing the crime. He was, some might say, what seperated us from those dictatorships we heard about. You know the ones, where common people were picked up off the street and never heard from again. Terms like Gulag. Los Desaparecidos. Internment Camps. Now, if you haven't already, you can add Guantanemo Bay and who knows where else to the list.

I refer you back to my earlier post. And this link.

I hope its not too late. My gut says the tide is turning. Its either my gut or my optimism.

*sigh*

At least George Allen is going down.

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