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24 November 2010 @ 09:21 pm
"It is starting to look like the president who campaigned on closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay may end up doing something wholly different: signing a law that would pave the way for terrorism suspects to be held indefinitely... Ghailani was never going to walk out of the courtroom a free man because the Obama Justice Department, from Attorney General Eric Holder on down, has made clear that if any high-profile terrorism suspects are acquitted, they will never go free. They would be held as enemy combatants instead."

P Sunshine: botherp_sunshine on November 26th, 2010 09:05 pm (UTC)
I was listening to this on the radio the other day. It galls me that the trial is being pointed to as a reason that we can't try these people in civil courts because they might be acquitted. The whole point of a trial is to judge guilt or innocence. Going in expecting one verdict or another just defeats the purpose of a trial.