Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Bush Fumbles Gitmo: May Require Us To Set Terrorists Free

I've been saying this for a long time , but the egregious, and downright illegal handling of the people detained at Guantanamo may force us to set them free. Moreover, it looks like the W, Rove and Co. have made tremendous errors in judgment about the people they decided to spirit away indefinitely.

Really, do we want to live in country where people who are not found guilty of any wrong doing are locked up against their wills regardless from whence they came?
“I think the moment has arrived for the court to shine the light of constitutionality on the reasons for detention,” Judge Urbina said.

Saying the men had never fought the United States and were not a security threat, he tersely rejected Bush administration claims that he lacked the power to order the men set free in the United States and government requests that he stay his order to permit an immediate appeal.

The ruling was a sharp setback for the administration, which has waged a long legal battle to defend its policies of detention at the naval base at Guantánamo Bay, arguing a broad executive power in waging war. Federal courts up to the Supreme Court have waded through detention questions and in several major cases the courts have rejected administration contentions.
In yet another case of the W, Rove and Co. costing the Taxpayers giant, heaping sums of money based on their illicit actions, we may find that the class action lawsuit rendered by former Git-mo detainees may cost us enormous sums of dollars to make right. I'll bet there are at least a dozen sleazy lawyers gunning for such a case.

I suppose this is what happens when you have a President used to making messes that other people clean up for them.

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