July 06, 2005

Detaining a Veteran

by PG

Even U.S. citizenship and service in the Navy and Naval Reserves doesn't grant American due process to people taken into custody in Iraq.

Mr. Kar's sister, Anna, described her brother in a telephone interview from Nairobi as "the last person who could ever be a threat." She said her brother "really believed in Bush's foreign policy," adding, "He believed sincerely that exporting American democracy would make the world a better place."

Ms. Kar, who works for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Africa, said she had discouraged her brother from going to Iraq and was pleasantly surprised when she received a call on May 24 from a Red Cross colleague in Iraq, who said she had just seen Mr. Kar.

"I said: 'Oh, great! What a coincidence that you met him over there,' " Ms. Kar said. "Then she said, 'No, I just visited him - in detention.'"

I guess this is one way to increase the number of Democratic voters, at least once they're released. Obviously not going to work for the non-citizens who get deported.

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