But he’s a GOOD terrorist

The Bush Administration hates terrorists … except when it’s busy protecting them from justice.

The Justice Department doesn’t want to deport an anti-Castro terrorist to Cuba for fear he might be tortured. That’s a good principle, which might usefully be applied to sending people to, e.g., Syria and Egypt.

When we capture terrorists who can’t be sent back to their own countries for fear of torture, perhaps we should turn them over to the International Criminal Court.

Oh, wait a minute

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com