This cheers me up: Judge Declares Five Detainees Held Illegally. I am sure the Bush Administration will fight this till the end. But even with bad guys, we need to follow the law instead of making excuses.
Those 17 not-enemy-combatants that Pakistan handed to the U.S.? An emergency motion blocking their release was granted to the administration.
That’s not surprising; I expected that the administration would not have bothered with a court order. I mean, they could have just refused to comply.
This whole situation is ridiculous. If this is really an immigration issue, why not transfer them to an immigration detention center? Isn’t that where immigrants who are being processed for deportation go? That way it really does become an immigration status problem.
The Bush administration has already released over 400 prisoners to other countries. While the 17 do not have a place to go, keeping them in the U.S. gulag can’t be the right thing to do.
No way. I’m posting the image from CNN’s website but I could swear it says
U.S. Supreme Court says detainees at Guantanamo Bay have constitutional right to challenge their detention in civilian courts.
I see this headline and I can’t help but wonder “Yes, but what’s the catch?”