Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Illusion of Justice


The Times headline reads: "
U.S. Drops Charges Against 5 Detainees." To Americans this implies freedom, for in America if they can't charge you, they let you go. Not so under the law of the leasehold of GITMO. There, they switch to the set of rules that allows them to hold you without charge until they can trump up some new ones. In GITMO even getting the illusion of justice requires that the prosecuting attorney revolt. What does real justice take?

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