Comments: Who knows the law?

The first real incident of suspense of the "Great Writ" was during the Civil War, and Lincoln, who was an attorney, didn't think it was legal, and the action was, in fact, deemed unconstitutional.

My reading is that Congress must explicitly authorize suspension of habeas corpus, which hasn't been done.

I was a military interrogator, and if you can't get it in 30 days, you are not going to get anything. The techniques are not torture, because torture has been shown to be useless, they are psy-ops.

I was also in law enforcement and Miranda didn't stop people from talking. The people who will talk do talk; the people who won't, don't.

No purpose is served detaining these people for extended periods, and you need an impartial outsider to release those of no interest or value.

The is no national security interest served by locking people up for extended periods, i.e. beyond 60 days. Determine their status, POW or criminal, and deal with them accordingly. The military has enough problems without have to conduct hundreds of worthless trials.

Posted by Bryan at April 29, 2004 09:20 AM

Thank you.

Posted by Anne at April 29, 2004 12:41 PM