Thursday, March 09, 2006
Counterterrorism Requires Accountability
by Aziz Huq
Time and again, we the people learn too late a measure ranked as essential to the nations safety is grounded on shifting factual sands. The founders of our nation, of course, anticipated the risk that government, in pursuing security, would overreach and err. What is dangerous is that the constitutional mechanisms crafted to identify, expose and check such foul-ups, which James Madison famously called our auxiliary protections, have recently faltered.