Friday, April 08, 2005


From BBC News:

"Lawyers for an inmate at Guantanamo Bay, Salim Ahmed Hamdan, are arguing that his trial by military commission violates international law.
The case is part of a wrenching battle in the US courts that goes to the heart of the war on terrorism and its legality.
The Bush administration has argued that holding detainees without trial is imperative for national security, but lawyers for the Guantanamo Bay inmates argue that the detentions have no basis in law. "

"holding detainees wihout trial is imperative for national security"?!?!??

And this is coming from the first world - the land of the free.

"Some 540 detainees remain at Guantanamo Bay. "

I don't know much about terrorism, or national security, I'll admit that. It seems to me though, that there must be a better way. Isn't a person's right to a free trial guaranteed in the constitution of the very country that is holding these detainees? Is this an "all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others" kind of situation?

Maybe we should get this guy on the case, he'd know what to do.


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