Monday, November 07, 2005

Equality depends on who you work for

Bush's recent defense of Cheney's former aide is admirable - sure, with the current legal system , innocent till proven guilty is a cornerstone of any legal defence. But when torture is a means by which "evidence" is extracted, is that cornerstone still there? The fact that the US Supreme Court hasn't been able to rule decisively on torture is disturbing (see Professor Cohn's article on the Supreme Court's ruling ) and the wrangling over nominating new conservative judges to the supreme court only strengthens the liberals' fear that democracy and its liberal ideals are going to the dogs