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November 11, 2005
We're Wonderful!

Charming. Guantanamo detainees could be stripped of their right to challenge their detentions?

What on earth is happening to this country?

Posted by AnneZook at 08:32 AM


Their right to challenge their detentions was pretty thin to start with, but this really strips the fig leaf off the crotch of our national polity....


Posted by: Ahistoricality at November 11, 2005 02:32 PM

Well, as I think I've said frequently, I refuse to partake of the "detainee" and "enemy combatant" fictions that the Bush Administration is using to pretend they haven't taken prisoners in their "war on terror."

Bottom line? You arrest someone, they should have rights.

The right not to be tortured. The right not to be locked up indefinitely and anonymously. The right to know the charges against them. The right to legal assistance in understanding their position.

Posted by: Anne at November 12, 2005 10:50 AM