Guantánamo Bay will forever be a historical reference point for our time. It is a stain on American justice. Only the present US administration tries to defend the utterly indefensible. Unfortunately, our prime minister is not prepared to go further than to say that Guantánamo Bay is an understandable anomaly. In its feebleness, this response to a flagrant breach of the rule of law, reminiscent of the worst actions of totalitarian states, is shaming for our country.
Saturday, April 22, 2006
Guantánamo Bay is a stain on American justice
Lord Steyn's speech to the Atlee Foundation on the rule of law has now been published by the Guardian. He does not mince words: