Here's an op ed from the NY TImes- It's worth questioning the main question- THere in lies the question. Did 9/11 mean that the values we cherish become optional? THat notions of due process no longer need apply? More of the article- illustrative case-. More questions worth considering? Mr. Arar's is the case we know about. How many other individuals have disappeared at the hands of the Bush administration? How many have been sent, like the victims of a lynch mob, to overseas torture centers? How many people are being held in the C.I.A.'s highly secret offshore prisons? Who are they and how are they being treated? Have any been wrongly accused? If so, what recourse do they have?[/quote] In a democracy, aren't these questions important to us? Should we allow secret prisons? Make people disappear? Punish those wrongly accused? How much should one believe a preacher who doesn't practice what he preaches? NY TIMES OP-ED I'd like to hear from the Americans here mostly, but Europeans feel free to chime in. The nature of a person is not the sum of the past, but in their actions and the future they make for themselves. Is this what we, Americans, want for ourselves, for our future?