Monday, July 10, 2006

Quote of the day

"Remember the old law-and-order saw about how 'a conservative is a liberal who got mugged'? How about this: A liberal is a conservative who got thrown in jail without charge. An update to reflect the times...." - The Cunning Realist

The Cunning Realist was commenting on the following passage from a story in the LA Times about a US filmmaker who is suing the United States government for his 55 day detention in Iraq (bold emphasis his)

"Mr. Kar was and remains traumatized by his indefinite and virtually incommunicado detention, in solitary confinement, by the U.S. military without charge," the suit says.

What happened to him in Iraq was "a life-altering experience," Kar said. "I am not a left-wing liberal. I agree with many of George Bush's policies."

But, he added, "I don't think the Constitution has to be gutted to achieve our objectives" in the war on terrorism. "I felt it was my duty as an American to take a stand for the constitutional rights guaranteed to all Americans."

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