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"… the foundation of all totalitarian government"

In a brief post about the Supreme Court hearing "the critical Hamden case" (related to U.S. detainees), Andrew Sullivan found an important quote by Winston Churchill:
"The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law, and particularly to deny him the judgement of his peers, is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whther Nazi or Communist."
Enemy combatants arrested without charge, held without charge, afforded no protection from the Geneva Convention or U.S. judicial laws, no access to counsel, no jury of peers, detainment for more than four years without a hearing or trial... sounds alot like what Churchill was talking about. Too bad in today's political climate, Churchill would be called a bleeding liberal who doesn't support the troops or the troops. And keep in mind that the president said, "you're either with us or with the terrorists." Does that mean Churchill would have been "with the terrorists"?


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