As a part of our response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 we have taken leave of our good sense in the treatment of prisoners.
Members of our government at the highest levels may deserve to be prosecuted as war criminals.
By eschewing the Geneva Convention we have forsaken any moral high ground and debased ourselves to the level of any two-bit tin-pot dictator. By doing so we have given the opposition political cover for its mistreatment of their prisoners.
We need to charge people for whom we have a case and free those for whom we don’t. And we should never, never get suckered into such behavior again.