Sunday, June 11, 2006

Gitmo

A defense of the detainee policy at Guantanamo Bay.

2 Comments:

Blogger Noumenon said...

Churchill's detention of legitimate prisoners of war: not really germane, unless he was accused of moving them to Canada to avoid the treatment required under British law.

Secrecy and holding without charges: he agrees they should be temporary. If he is trying to defend he needs to explain why temporary should not be yet.

Torture: I never thought there was much at Guantanamo. They have a "porn room", they play loud music and maybe some ghost detainees. Dick Durbin's CIA source only saw the aftermath.

He needs to defend the fact that there are people held within Guantanamo who have been completely cleared by the military itself and still cannot secure their release because they have no habeas corpus. He decides the best defense is a good offense and goes after three prisoners who even the Bush administration decided to let go. There can be no innocents in Guantanamo or his argument might crumble!

5:02 AM  
Blogger Noumenon said...

I know it's a bit Babelfish, but I wonder if translating op-eds forward and back into English might remove some of the tricksy slanted vocabulary and show up the crappy arguments for what they really are. Kind of like a different approach to Busy, Busy, Busy.

5:04 AM  

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