UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw is an idiot

Unlike him, I agree with the Law Lord Nicholls that " Indefinite imprisonment without charge or trial is anathema in any country which observes the rule of law."

He says that it isn't true that detaining suspects without trial breaks human rights laws. Of course, he throws in the adjective phrase "foreign terror" to make it better, but sorry Jack, no dice. I think it telling of his intellectual capacity that he says "the right to life is the most important liberty." Huh? It may be the most important right, but liberty? Twit.

The article continues: "The foreign secretary insisted it was for Parliament, and not judges, to decide how best Britain could be defended against the threat of terrorism." Now that may be true, but it is up to judges, not parliament, to decide if parliament is misbehaving.

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