Speedy Access to Justice at Guantanamo Bay! Wahoo!

So I was watching the Rachel Maddow show last week (something you all should do, by the way, on MSNBC at 9PM EST) and this interview really intrigued me.

After six years of dragging its feet on allowing the Guantanamo Bay detainees to access the military justice system, the Bush administration has suddenly clogged the docket with dozens of new, highly-complicated cases.  This all comes right on the heels of Obama’s bold plans to close the prison.  Now that promise could be complicated by years of protracted military tribunals with charges that can’t be transferred to civilian courts as Obama would like.

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2 Responses to Speedy Access to Justice at Guantanamo Bay! Wahoo!

  1. lbsmom says:

    OK, so now what? Blago’s not giving up. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/20/us/20blago.html

  2. vickywoeste says:

    a. Judy, could you possibly be surprised? Crooks and liars never leave until absolutely forced to at gunpoint (see, e.g., Tricky Dick, ca. 1974).

    b. Given War Criminal Cheney’s unabashedly unashamed comments over the weekend, could any of us be surprised that they are going to leave things in such a state as to make it as difficult as possible for Obama to extricate us from that mess and every other one they’ve created? I am nothing if not cynical at this point.

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