Wrong, so so wrong
He suggested ... that "it is better that a thousand guilty go unpunished lest one innocent man be wrongly punished" might be outmoded.
"The balance becomes somewhat different when we aim to prevent attacks," he said. "You must ask yourself this question - whether you would be satisfied to be constrained by slow-moving processes if the consequence would be to allow an attack go forward that would kill thousands of people or perhaps millions of people, including ones own children."
This is so sick and wrong. What about if it was you or your children that were locked up, or even excicuted, by the state for a crime you didnt comit, all because someone thought there was a posibility you commited a crime.
We are loosing everything that has keped us free for nearly 2000 years, all because the USA is getting Xenophobic. They are risking going to way of Germany in the 1930's.
This worrys me alot. I am not someone given to US bashing or anti globalisum, but undermining the very principlas of the Magna Carta and Hamius Courpus is not just wrong but evil and morraly bancrupt.
We have keped our Legal system through Wars, invasions, Civil wars, riots, civil unrest and even through the Irish troubles (Which were just as dangorous - Less people may have died, but only because the Irish terrorists always had SOME decency always gave warning but they could have that stoped at any time and started real killing). Why are we letting President Bush and Blair take it all away?
Lets just hope that now Blair has gone we get a PM with some balls to stand up to that slobering fool the US calls a head of state.