USA: The Must-Do List

img NYT Logo  The New York Times has an interesting opinion piece with a “must- do list” containing things that need to be done to recreate some of the founding principles of American democracy and reverse certain policies introduced by the current US administration.

The list includes the following items:

  • Restore Habeas Corpus
  • Stop Illegal Spying
  • Ban Torture, Really
  • Close the C.I.A. Prisons
  • Account for “Ghost Prisoners”
  • Ban Extraordinary Rendition
  • Tighten the Definition of Combatant
  • Screen Prisoners Fairly and Effectively
  • Ban Tainted Evidence
  • Ban Secret Evidence
  • Better Define “Classified” Evidence
  • Respect the Right to Counsel

…The United States should apologize to a Canadian citizen and a German citizen, both innocent, who were kidnapped and tortured by American agents…

…Oh yes, and it is time to close the Guantánamo camp. It is a despicable symbol of the abuses committed by this administration (with Congress’s complicity) in the name of fighting terrorism…

Read the full article at the New York Times web site.

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