Thursday, April 05, 2007

Release of 15 captives from Iran

I am delighted that they have been restored to their families. They must be overjoyed. If only the POWs at Guantanamo could be released so quickly.

Contrast the treatment of these captives with the POWS at Guantanamo. It comes to something when an appalling regime like Iran comes off looking better than we do! Were the 15 imprisoned without trial for years? Were they tortured by waterboarding? Where is our moral superiority now?

I know that domestic opponents of the Iranian regime are treated a lot worse than the 15 were but Guantanamo prevents any moral indignation from the US or UK government - they will just be laughed at.

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