Friday, August 27, 2010
The Obama administration has, again, backed away from trying a detained suspected terrorist. It is almost as if the White House is realizing -- egads -- that the criminal justice system is not a useful means for dealing with unlawful enemy combatants. Not that Barack Obama will ever admit that.
TH: I think you've got it backwards--the Administration delayed starting the military commission for one of the few terrorists they agreed could be tried at Gitmo. This does not, obviously, bode well for any future military commissions.