Sunday, July 06, 2003

American "Justice"

The prisoner is kept isolated from the world. He is not allowed to speak with anyone, even a lawyer. He is interrogated frequently, possibly with violence. If he still refuses to give his interrogators the answers they want to hear, he is given a stark choice: confess, or face execution.

A scene from the Spanish Inquisition, Stalinist Russia, or some tinpot dictatorship like Burma? No - it's what is happening today at Guantanamo, where detainess are being told to confess or die. And with the way the rules for military tribunals have been stacked, a guilty verdict is guaranteed...

Face it people, the US has become a monster. But the sad thing is, there's nothing we civilised people can do about it, except hope they regain their sanity soon.