David Aaranovitch writes one of the sanest things I’ve read on Guantanamo. The whole article is well worth a read here.
The suspension of habeus corpus is grim enough. The orange boiler suits and the cages are a PR disaster on the world stage.
But 9/11 and then 7/7 gave our Governments an impossible dilemma: we demand that our security forces protect us from people who look like everybody else, but that they do so without being seen to suspect anybody who looks like everybody else.