This is what 400 years of illuminism and the emergence of “reason” have come to

Not a surprise here. Just more confirmation of the end of the inflationary cycle where government is the largest actor in the economy and it seeks to perpetuate its existence by any means in spite of any legal or moral obligations as may prevail in society.

http://original.antiwar.com/fisher/2009/12/15/us-guantanamo-prisoners-not-persons/

Significant excerpts, emphasis added.

“The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., had ruled that government officials were immune from suit because at that time it was unclear whether abusing prisoners at Guantanamo was illegal. […] Finally, the circuit court found that, even if torture and religious abuse were illegal, defendants were immune under the Constitution because they could not have reasonably known that detainees at Guantanamo had any constitutional rights. […] Finally, the circuit court found that, even if torture and religious abuse were illegal, defendants were immune under the Constitution because they could not have reasonably known that detainees at Guantanamo had any constitutional rights.”

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