amNewYork letters to the editor
Foreign prisoners must stay out of U.S.
Whether or not suspected terrorists were tortured at Gitmo, they were foreigners captured by U.S. soldiers off U.S. soil. As such, they should be treated as military prisoners. Why transfer them and risk them mixing with domestic inmates, whom they might indoctrinate? Our security needs should trump world opinion.
Steven Kalka, East Rockaway
Govt crimes should not go unpunished
When grievous crimes have been committed by a nation, and the revelation of those heinous actions are made known to the sleeping public, correction must be applied. Otherwise, all public law becomes a travesty for the majority of law-abiding citizens. When a handful of powerful, evil-intentioned decision makers are allowed immunity from prosecution it sends a powerful message to the rest of the world.
Michael Hussein, Union City, N.J.
Catholicisms views clear on abortion
Re Notre Dame students activists fighting wrong battle with Obama, May 15-17: Ellis Henican sympathizes with Joe Biden, Mario Cuomo and Nancy Pelosi, who struggle with their Catholicism because of their pro-abortion stand. The Catholic Church consistently has condemned abortion since the first century. If the aforementioned cannot grasp this, refrain from calling yourselves ardent Catholics and move on to another religion.
Melissa Smith, Manhattan