Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Must Read IMHO

If you read the whole story, the picture will make sense...or not.

We must never forget what Bush and his minions did to Jose Padilla. From the NYT.
One spring day during his three and a half years as an enemy combatant, Jose Padilla experienced a break from the monotony of his solitary confinement in a bare cell in the brig at the Naval Weapons Station in Charleston, S.C.

In the videotape, Mr. Padilla's feet were shackled.

That day, Mr. Padilla, a Brooklyn-born Muslim convert whom the Bush administration had accused of plotting a dirty bomb attack and had detained without charges, got to go to the dentist.

“Today is May 21,” a naval official declared to a camera videotaping the event. “Right now we’re ready to do a root canal treatment on Jose Padilla, our enemy combatant.”

Several guards in camouflage and riot gear approached cell No. 103. They unlocked a rectangular panel at the bottom of the door and Mr. Padilla’s bare feet slid through, eerily disembodied. As one guard held down a foot with his black boot, the others shackled Mr. Padilla’s legs. Next, his hands emerged through another hole to be manacled.

Did you catch that? He was born in Brooklyn. He wasn't captured in Afganistan of Iraq or any other foreign country. He's a fellow American.

And just how much useful information can one glean from "a piece of furniture"? Just asking.

Charge the guy, try him, convict him and imprison him, but don't treat him worse than is legally permissible for a dog.

Read the whole story if you think you can stomach it.


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