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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Knee Jerk reactions

The ACLU has po'd enough people out there that the Jawa Report posted this:
A Question for the ACLU...
...what the hell is wrong with you people?

Jay at Stop the ACLU has the story: ACLU Wants Suspected Terrorists Allowed Back Into U.S..

Come to find out the suspected terrorists are US citizens who've never been accused of terrorism at all. Ok, they've spent the last couple years in Pakistan and know the 2 guys in Lodi that were convicted of 1-attending a training camp and 2-lying to authorities about carrying $28,000 to Pakistan. But.....

I'm with Jawa's first commenter, Jeff Medcalf: "Do you really want to give the government the power to keep citizens out of the country without the intervention of a court?""

These 2 US citizens may well be bad guys, but they are our bad guys. They haven't been convicted of anything. The FBI is requiring a conversation before they can return and these guys are saying "no". I believe US citizens still have that right. Let them in. Watch them. Closely. But the ACLU is right on this one.