Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Shouldn't we ...

... be asking (through our Governments, the UN, Amnesty International etc.) some hard questions of the relatively new US Government and particularly President Obama? Please click on the title to read an article that raises some troubling questions about claimed suicides at Guantanamo Bay.
In the post 9/11, Bali, Madrid, London and Mumbai era of outrage, we should remind ourselves that human rights must be respected and suspects must be entitled to due process of law, especially from the world's most powerful (for now?) country.
So can we ask the US difficult questions? Demand President Obama delivers more than sound bytes? Yes we can - but will we? Or is this just the audacity of hope??

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