O/T: An Apology
As an American, your kind words are much appreciated. However, you should be aware that there is a great range of opinions among Americans about this issue, as there would be in any free society. I, for one, am disturbed at the idea of “detaining” these prisoners with no regard for our own constitution or the Geneva Conventions for war prisoners. Our country, like yours, is based on the rule of law, and disregarding our own principles, whatever the threat, does not, in the long run, help to strengthen our country. In that light, I am not concerned with British press criticism of our actions, since I believe that it does not derive from any fundamental anti-Americanism, but from a disappointment that we are not living up to the values that, as one of the world’s leading democracies, we should be promoting.
Sorry for sounding off–my two cents. Cheers to our true friends across the pond…