With a stroke of a pen a group of Chinese Muslim turned captured in
You see, their detention had FINALLY become subject to judicial oversight and the Bush Administration had a tough decision (for them) to make: Defend the indefensible or set these men free (eventually).
Charged with no wrongdoing and with 6 1/2 years in confinement for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, it is only after being extended the most basic civil right that allows this chance at liberty.
This is an ideal debate issue that should have been raised: Rule of Law, Human Rights, and the power of the government to deprive one of liberty indefinitely with no charge. John McCain has excoriated the ruling of Boumediene v. Bush granting those held without charges, access to challenge the basis of their captivity in court.
But isn’t Habeas Corpus one the most basic human rights?
There are approximately 250 detainees left at Guantanamo. Surely the United States capable of handling 250 more cases to fairly adjudicate the rights of the accused and dispense justice.