Re: What is Bin Rotten was your neighbor?

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Mon Oct 22 2001 - 19:08:51 MDT

In case you think my response is paranoid please check out the
following link. Note that this list of people hauled in
includes citizens as well as non-citizens. How many of them
would you like to give sodium-pentothal (not exactly harmless)
to and/or torture?

- samantha

Samantha Atkins wrote:
> Mike Lorrey wrote:
> >
> > John Clark wrote:
> > >
> > > Greg Burch wrote:
> > >
> > > > one of these days soon I'll be writing [...] a defense of my endorsement of
> > > >state action in the present crisis, given my vocal libertarianism in the past
> > >
> > > I agree. I love the libertarian philosophy but I love life even more. George Bush
> > > you have done a lot of stupid things but now is not the time to criticize you, the
> > > stuff you have done in the past month seems fine to me and I'm very glad I don't
> > > have you're job. George, I wish you well.
> > >
> >
> > THe only thing that bothers me is that there are those who are so
> > interested in stripping lifelong Americans of more liberties but bristle
> > at the idea that it is somehow wrong to use sodium pentathol on detained
> > non-citizen suspects who are known associates of bin Laden and are
> > refusing to talk.
> It is WRONG. Do you belief for a minute that the precedent will
> not be applied to US citizens suspected of aiding and abetting
> terrorists? Especially when what that label can be applied to
> is currently ultra-fuzzy? How about a bit of torture of mere
> suspects while we are about it? Do you think it is open season
> on "non-citizens" just because of 9-11? Would you like the same
> treatment when you go abroad? Would you like this treatment on
> mere suspicion without legal counsel? The day that the US
> government uses such methods is the day it becomes my sworn
> enemy.
> - samantha

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