…because it was posted last year, and I just got to it. But:
Greenwald reports on the most fascinating of prosecutions: The Bush administration is seeking a prison sentence of 147 years for the son of former Liberian President Charles Taylor, for his involvement with torture.
This is the sort of case that sets precedents, precedents that might just be USEFUL…. Perhaps the sentence should be hanging?
EDIT: To be completely, 100% clear, if there is to be a punishment of any sort, capital or otherwise, I want it handed down by a court of law after a fair and open trial. I am not calling for any sort of lawless violence by anybody. If this is being read by the FBI, the Secret Service, or the Ft. Meade branch of the Ministerium fur Staatssicherheit, I want that to be perfectly clear. I have no desire to see any of these guys fall victim to a crime. If I wanted lawless violence, I would have voted for Bush in 2004 and applied for a job as a Gitmo interrogator. I want law and order. Nothing less.