The election of Pentecostal Minister James A Young on Tuesday means that James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner did not die in vain. The title of the post links to the NY Times story.
WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS QUOTE?
In a speech at the National Archives on Thursday, President Obama had this to say when announcing that he was ordering the transfer of one detainee from Guantanamo to the United States for trial:
“Preventing this detainee from coming to our shores would prevent his trial and conviction,” Mr. Obama said.
We're transferring a prisoner FROM Cuba, TO the United States for a quick "trial and conviction"???
Seems to us that makes our judicial system no better than say, Cuba's, or Iran's.
If the President of the United States announces the beginning of a procedure sure to end with a "trial and conviction" is there any hope this guy gets a fair trial?
We expect better from a guy who touts his experience as a former professor of Constitutional law. Or have they done away with the presumption of innocence at the University of Chicago?