Wednesday, July 02, 2008

"What I tell you three times is true"

Today, the US Court of Appeals released its written decision in the case of a Uighur detainee in Guantanamo Bay, in which it criticised the US government for apparently believing that whatever it said three times in secret documents was true.

Three times? If the New Zealand government gets its way on the new Immigration Bill, it will only have to say something once in order for the courts to be forced to treat it as accurate. As for whether it really is accurate, well, one of the benefits of secrecy is that the people you're slandering never get to properly check...