Posted: January 26th, 2009 | Filed under: Human Rights, Politics | Tags: Human Rights, Obama, Politics | No Comments »
Proof positive that President Obama is making changes for the good: Executive Order– Ensuring Lawful Interrogations.
This is a massively important step. Although Guantánamo is going to close this year we don’t yet know what will happen to the prisoners. Detention without trial on mainland USA is not very different to detention in Cuba.
I’m not so hopeful that this will mean the end of mistreatment of prisoners overnight, but while it may not be of much comfort to those suffering there I think there is a big difference between authorised and unauthorised abuse. When the ‘leader of the free world’ believes that torture is acceptable the moral high ground over what are considered terrorist groups is lost.
Posted: January 1st, 2009 | Filed under: General | 2 Comments »
To anyone who may actually read this blog, may I wish you a very happy 2009, and I hope you had a great Christmas.
After 5 posts in the space of a week or so I seem to have lost the initial impetus I had when this blog was shiny and new. On a more positive note I have more of an idea of where I would like to go with it, probably more along the lines of a central point for anything else I do online. As with much of what I have done online recently I’m stealing this idea from Neil Crosby. Thanks Neil.
Anyway, what better way to get some momentum back than a post of the first day of the year. I don’t think I’ll be able to keep this going in the same way that The Hodge has planned, but hopefully I’ll be able to average a post for each week.