liberal ["liberalis" L - suitable for a freeman, generous; "eleutheros" Gk - free] (adj) generous, open-minded, not subjugated to authoritarian domination; (n) one who believes in liberty, universal suffrage and the free exchange of ideas. elite ["eslire" Fr -- to choose fr.L "eligere" -- choose] (n) the choice part; best of a class; the socially superior part of society.

Monday, December 05, 2005

La guerra contra il terrorismo e terrorismo

The war against terrorism is terrorism.

Rice is going around saying shit like,
[The] US authorities have not transported and will not transport detainees from one country to another to be questioned using torture. This must mean that they tell themselves torture is not the primary reason they are rendering these guys. It has to do with being able to hold the prisoners long enough to get some info out of them. Torture is just a side-effect. They aren't being transported "to be tortured."

"Where appropriate, the United States seeks assurances that transferred persons will not be tortured."

Rice said international law allowed for the detention of enemy combatants for "the duration of hostilities."

"The US does not seek to hold anyone for a period beyond what is necessary to evaluate intelligence or other evidence against them, prevent further acts of terrorism, or hold them for legal proceedings."


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