The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave
Michael Froomkin has a piece titled 'Senior Defense Official' Plans to Hold Guantanamo Detainees Pretty Much Forever on Discourse.net that captures my feelings very well:
This is what has become of the American Way of Justice. This is what has become of the land that wanted to be the City on the Hill, the beacon to freedom, the model of the Rule of Law. Fellow citizens, be proud of what your government does in your name�or throw the rascals out...."
You want trials? OK we�ll have kangaroo courts, without judicial supervision and no appeals to any Article III judges, not even the Supreme Court. And after we convict, they serve their time, and then we hold them some more.
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