Sunday, January 03, 2010

There is No Innocence in this Place

These words were actually spoken by an American governmental official to a detainee:
“There is nothing against you. But there is no innocent person here. So, you should confess to something so you can be charged and sentenced and serve your sentence and then go back to your family and country, because you will not leave this place innocent.”

This is how moral credibility dies. This is how morality itself dies.

1 comment:

PG said...

If you are shocked by this, you haven't talked to many conservatives about Gitmo. I have yet to meet one whose mind can encompass the possibility that a non-Afghan could have been in Afghanistan for any reason other than to fight the U.S. after 9/11. (And that includes the Catholic ones who don't think detainees should be tortured for moral/Because-the-Pope-Said-So reasons, but do still think the detainees are all guilty.)