[Habeas corpus] is essential to bringing integrity to the detention system and reviving the United States’ credibility. ....As noted previously, French law provides for extensive rights to detain suspected terrorists. Will the NYT ever fret about France's need to restore its "image" or "credibility"?
[The Military Commissions Act that] Mr. Bush triumphantly announced ... was a defeat for America’s image around the world. ....
The United States should apologize.... [emphasis added]
More importantly, will the NYT ever call for bin Laden to "apologize"?
PREVIOUSLY on the subject of "image" over substance: "I don't fall down"