This is the quote of the day…

The overarching principle here should be that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is entitled to a presumption of innocence until he is actually proven guilty. As so many cases have proven – from accused (but exonerated) anthrax attacker Stephen Hatfill to accused (but exonerated) Atlanta Olympic bomber Richard Jewell to dozens if not hundreds of Guantanamo detainees accused of being the “worst of the worst” but who were guilty of nothing – people who appear to be guilty based on government accusations and trials-by-media are often completely innocent. Media-presented evidence is no substitute for due process and an adversarial trial. – Glen Greenwald

Here is what is not being said. Whether its shutting down a whole city, forcing people into or out of their homes at gunpoint, or just completely suspending the rights of American citizens at will…if we are at war with terrorists who hate our way of life then we are losing. Or in the words of David Ortez…fucking losing.

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