Monday, May 16, 2011

It's sad really

In his unending effort to carry water for the lackluster Obama administration Oliver Willis shows he had no understanding of our legal system or history.

For the last time people, the foundations of our legal system are:

  • accused people are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and yes that includes people in the military for all you Bradley Manning haters out there.
  • all people are entitled to due process of law, that includes people you don't like or who may or may not have committed unspeakable heinous crimes.
  • torture and assassination are always wrong.
  • it's better that many guilty go free rather than one innocent person be wrongly convicted and imprisoned.
The situational ethics of some people amaze me. If it was wrong for Bush to break years of international law and precedent in his war of terror, then it's wrong for Obama to do it as well. Wrong is wrong no matter what the political party of the person in the White House giving the orders.

1 comment:

Mnmom said...

Those were my first thoughts when I heard about his death. Evil or hateful as he may have been, there still should have been a trial.