Thursday, February 26, 2009

At last! - the rule of law (what a concept!)

Sources: Feds moving enemy combatant to Ill. court
By DEVLIN BARRETT, Associated Press
26 Feb 2009
WASHINGTON – An accused al-Qaida sleeper agent held for 5-1/2 years at a Navy brig in South Carolina will soon be sent to Illinois for trial in civilian court, a move the government has fought for years saying terror suspects caught in the U.S. could be held indefinitely without charges.

Has habeas really been restored?

... of course, I do regret that President Obama likely will NOT declare W an "enemy combatant" and have him imprisoned, incommunicado, in isolation, for years - effectively burying him alive... at probably less expense to U.S. taxpayers than current Secret Service protection.

Restoring habeas corpus is a good first step.
Prosecuting torture would be a good second step.

... I'll be grateful for the first step, for now.

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