“Many of the prisoners in Cuba may indeed be the lowest and vilest men on earth, which is why they must be guaranteed scrupulously fair treatment. Human rights are fragile and easily crushed unless we are prepared to ensure them for the people we hate and demand their implementation from people we support and admire.
“I speak not as a dreamer but as one of the millions around the world who are terrified that this latest Western deceit will massively increase support for terrorism. Dictators and cruel, charismatic leaders will now tell gullible people ? quite rightly ? that the Western allies kill human rights when it suits them.” –Yasmin Alibhai-Brown