Then you must be a GOP shill like Bill Kristol.
There’s a teevee show in the U.K. called BangedUp Abroad that shows what happens to people who get caught and are tried abroad. There are any number (thousands) of foreigners in our prisons and jails who were tried in our courts under our rules. It happens all the time. Remember Manuel Noriega? Or the less-well known Jose Medellin?
I once dated a guy who spent time in a Mexican prison. No one screamed about him getting some sort of special treatment. No one screamed about Noriega getting special treatment.
Before Bush and Cheney, it seems that our courts were doing an ok job. But for Bush and Cheney, we wouldn’t have the problem that is Gitmo. It would only be a setting for a popular movie.
One particularly disturbing thing I find about the GOP and wingnut outrage about this incident is the comparison to 9/11. There is no comparison, and yet it is ok to make it, again and again. It should be clear, lots of people died on 9/11, including quite a number of unionized people, and no one died on the flight to Detroit.
All is lost if we give in to DeMint, Kristol, King and the others.
Here’s hoping some more people — of all stripes — start behaving reasonably and stop trying to make every little fucking thing about the elections in fucking November 2010.