In his column " '24' Made No Time for Real U.S. Heroes" (May 18), Tony Norman offers evidence that torture does not work: that it did not work for Jack Bauer on TV. This time.
Apparently, he also believes that torture is ineffective because he has disdain for the practice.
We agree on this much: It would be a grievous assault on our civil liberties if the Obama administration denies American citizens, suspected of terrorism, their constitutional rights.
I can understand the ideals of those who want to extend our constitutional rights to foreigners who commit acts of terror, even if I disagree. But denying them to American citizens is an ideological defect. The man who Mirandized the Christmas bomber and wants to give Khalid Sheik Mohammed a trial in U.S. criminal court is considering stripping U.S. citizens of their constitutional rights.
I'm sorry; if President Obama does this, then he owns it.