Ordered Liberty » The ‘Public Safety’ Follies:
He complains that "the Gitmo bar", the lefty lawyers who rushed to give pro bono defense support for the Gitmo detainees, has been too influential in making policy.
I had to work with a very generous donor to my old workplace, who told me one day with great pride, and the attitude of one who'd assume I shared this attitude, that a lawyer friend was flying down to Gitmo to provide this legal service to the prisoners. As if that were the coolest thing.
I had to use my suppression and repression skills --which are better than I'd like-- to make believe it had not happened.
Too many of those folks, very well off and successful, gained moral capital in each others' eyes by their default assumption of American blame and inferiority.
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