10 February 2011

Two wrongs don't make a vindication

USA Today reports that former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld feels vindicated by President Obama's continuation of the Bush administration's policy of military commissions and indefinite detention at Gitmo.

While that may help Rummy sleep at night, the fact remains that two wrongs don't make a right.

By continuing those policies, the Obama administration is as much at fault as the Bush administration for violating international law and the human rights of our detainees in the so-called "war on terror".

There is no good excuse, no matter who is in charge.

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