“Is This America?” by Nat Hentoff

Brilliant.

…on January 18, 2007, Vermont senator Patrick Leahy assessed how Bush’s war on terrorism has affected many people around the world who do not hate us but no longer trust us as a lover of liberty and the rights of man. Said Leahy: “The administration’s secret policies have reduced America’s standing around the world to one of the lowest points in our history.”

I expect that future historians of our continuing decline as a source of liberty and inspiration to the world will tell the story of Maher Arar…

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