Q: What is your occupation? A: Armed combatant. Q: Which clubs or organizations do you belong to? A: Right wing soldiers for Jesus Militia. Q: What is your age? A: Eleven. Little Man: You fum th' gummint?
Thanks, Churchy– With so many successful prosecutions in our courts, what’s the problem with continuing that process?
Keeping somebody (anybody, citizen or not) in a secret offshore prison for years without trial or hearing flies in the face of our entire system of jurisprudence.
Americans have had a reputation for a couple centuries of allowing the most heinous criminals their day in court, to confront their accusers, in a trial by their peers (a jury).
Gitmo is a serious blot on our record, the equal of Abu Graib; a shame that will take years to dilute.
April 12, 2017