Quote for the Day

"Q: Was there a hardest day, a moment when you’d most lost hope?
A: After we were handed over to American authorities in Kandahar. We thought it was good, Americans uphold people’s rights and protect them. When we realized where we were going ‚Äî to Guantanamo ‚Äî that was the hardest moment," – from an interview with five completely innocent Chinese Uighurs, kept at Gitmo for three and a half years, charged with nothing, cleared and still held for another year, and now accepted by … Albania.

That statement – "We thought it was good, Americans uphold people’s rights and protect them" – shows the enormous good will and reputation that the U.S. used to have across the world. Until this president.