Whoa, hey, Sean Penn! Don't legislate your "hate America" agenda from the bench, man! Haven't you read Ann Coulter and Michelle Malkin? Who put this Wavy Gravy dude in a judgeship? For the love of Paula Abdul, don't make Jonah Goldberg swivel his fat ass around in his chair and type something snarky about you. After all, that's his contribution to the war he believes very much in, as it goes for all the keyboard kommandos.
It's nice to finally see someone in such a position of authority express a bit of common sense about all this. The point has only been reiterated over the past few weeks, since the bombing in London, as we've watched stoic Brits brush themselves off and go right back to what they were doing.
We don't have to abandon our principles to fight terrorists, and Judge Coughenour demonstrated that quite handily. Moreover, authorities were able to get Ressam to work with them and give up crucial information -- without resorting to torture, or the cop-out of "extraordinary rendition".
One day we'll realize that many of the schlubs we carted off to Guantanamo were innocent -- they were either in the wrong place at the wrong time, or were convenient reward money for unscrupulous Afghan warlords. That's why we never got much in the way of useful intel out of them.