Jackie said her husband worries about what he sees as the Bush administration’s willingness to ignore Constitutional protections and erode the United States’ moral authority. Dodd’s father was a prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials after World War II. That plays an important role in his distaste for secret tribunals and prisons.
Dodd wants to ensure American security, she said, but believes it can be done within existing Constitutional and legal frameworks.
“It’s not necessary for us to completely sacrifice our liberties,” she said.
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