A statue of former US President Ronald Reagan was unveiled today, July 4th, American Independence Day, in front of the US Embassy in England.
How ironic that on this day, British Resident Shaker Aamer will mark 10 years of incarceration in Guantanamo without charge or trial. The US can not claim to protect human rights while it keeps prisoners in indefinite detention for years without hope of release.
Reagan frequently warned that freedom should not be compromised by state control. He is known for his firm conviction that the advance of human liberty can only strengthen the cause of world peace.
The US and UK Governments should take note of his words and act on them. Otherwise the ceremony today is just another sentimental celebration that conceals the truth.