Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Out of deference to a fraidy-cat Congress addicted to the political benefits of scaring people into sheep-like obedience, the Obama administration has embraced the Bush administration's emblematic betrayal of US adherence to the rule of law. They are giving up on closing Guantanamo.
This would seem a less egregious betrayal of the better implications of United States history if they've at least put up a fight for legality. But no -- we affirm our status as the planet's most powerful rogue state with a pathetic whimper by an underling sent out to take the fall.