Tag: Guantanamo
When Will the Wars End?
A majority of Americans, including an overwhelming majority of Democrats, oppose the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Yet the warmongering persists. The Afghanistan war has been expanded and Obama has greatly expanded upon Bush’s drone attacks in Pakistan. I predicted this would happen with an Obama presidency. Because the Democratic voters tend to...
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Court Puts 17 Detainees’ Freedom on Hold
Seventeen Uighurs—innocent members of the Chinese Muslim minority caught up in the war on terror dragnet and sent to Guantánamo—have had their release blocked by a Federal Appeals Court. This overturns a District Court ruling that the men should be released because they had not fought against the U.S. and posed no security threat....
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Guantánamo and the Permanent Bureaucracy
Key Bush advisers on Guantánamo have kept their positions, the AP reports. Among those “still overseeing how the Pentagon deals with terror captives” is a “senior judge who has not followed President Barack Obama’s order to halt military trials at Guantanamo Bay.” A new president and a new stated policy do not mean the...
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New Article on Supreme Court Decision
Here’s my op-ed on the recent decision regarding habeas corpus and Guantanamo, and what the debate means.
Good for the Liberal Supremes
They struck a major blow for habeas corpus and against the total despotism of Bushianism. Poor Scalia, the conservative, laments and dissents that “most tragically, it sets our military commanders the impossible task of proving to a civilian court, under whatever standards this Court devises in the future, that evidence supports the confinement of...
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