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Monday, June 11, 2007

Apropos Roger Clegg's letter on Justice Thomas's view

Your correspondent Roger Clegg writes, "I suspect that many of Justice Thomas's critics would be horrified if they thought that the Bush Administration were ignoring the text of the Constitution or a federal law to advance what it viewed as a higher moral truth."

No need to suspect! We are horrified that the Bush administration (with the consent of a supine congress) has revoked habeas corpus. We are horrified that it has ignored its solemn obligations under international law (the Geneva Convention, The International Criminal Court, and the Optional Protocol to the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations).

We are horrified by its espousal of torture and extraordinary rendition which are contrary to the rule of law.

To advance a higher moral truth, the means must be moral too.

Sent to New York Times

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