Friday, August 27, 2010

The limits of the law 

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.


By Blogger Don Cox, at Fri Aug 27, 03:47:00 PM:

I think these detainees are prisoners of war, and should be kept locked up until the jihadis surrender.

Gitmo seems like a good place for a POW camp.  

By Anonymous Boludo Tejano, at Fri Aug 27, 03:59:00 PM:

What Don Cox said. Wisdom from across the pond.  

By Blogger JPMcT, at Fri Aug 27, 07:03:00 PM:

I think he's beginning to realize that it will just be easier to kick the can down the road to the new president in 2012.  

By Blogger Carl, at Sat Aug 28, 01:50:00 PM:

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.  

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