Thursday, September 29, 2005

Gross Misjudgement!!

US District Court Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein ruled today in favor of the ACLU in ordering the government to release additional photos of alleged prisoner abuse/college hazing at Abu Ghrieb. Judge Orders Release of Abu Ghraib Photos - Yahoo! News

Of course,the judge rationalized this despicable action by saying that he `had no choice under the law'. Actually, he did,if one reads the Freedom of Information Act closely. And in addition, as Oliver Wendell Holmes once famously said, to enforce the letter of the law without being mindful of the SPIRIT of the law is to render a grave injustice.

In this case, the victims of that injustice are our men and women fighting jihad in Iraq and Afghanistan, who lives have been made infinately more dangerous because of the spin and use in recruiting that the jihadists will put this to once the additional photos are released.

We can't do anyting much to Judge Hellerstein, a lifetime Clinton appointee (naturally!), but every decent American should shun him..literally. That means not speaking to him unless absolutely necessary, not acknowledging him, not serving him or seating him in a resturant, turning away from him in public places and in every sense treating him with the contempt he deserves.

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