Tuesday, March 07, 2006

The Guantanamo Deal

Most of the anti-Gitmo crowd seems to have this religious belief that general citizens minding their own business selling currants at the market were rounded up and sent off to Guantanamo bay. Here's a bit different take.

And the crux of the whole thing is here:

There are British jihadis who have killed, or planned to kill, dozens of Britons. And the problem is that their profiles are not so very different from the Tiptonites, and certainly not very different from that of Moazzam Begg. They’re always nice guys, family guys, and we simultaneously demand that the intelligence services and the police know who they are and pre-empt their possible acts of terrorism, while demanding that they only be detained if they can be brought to trial and found guilty in a court of law, and that the wrong ones are never detained.

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