People who think that when you deprive someone of their liberty for reasons that are excused so casually as "erring on the side of protecting the American People."
The same exact thing was said about transporting people - not always felons - to Australia, or sending them to Devil's Island, or locking them in The Tower of London. Of course, the conditions in the Tower were quite luxuriously appointed, compared to prisons of the day. Or even compared to some homes.
But the key was, you couldn't leave and in many cases, nobody knew you were there.
It's bizarre to me that an American could possibly be confused on the ethics of this, that there is any significant issue here aside from the unjust deprivation of liberty.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Detainees being held at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on suspicion of connections to terrorism enjoy conditions better than many prisons in the United States, Republican presidential contender Mike Huckabee said Sunday.