Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Guantanamo court moves rejected

Along with the dire, breaking new about Britney Spears' shaved head appeared this article on BBC's front page today. The crisis in Guantanamo Bay does not look like it will be coming to an end any time soon. The detaining of people with no proven record of terrorist activities shocked and appalled me at first, but now it mainly makes me wonder even more about everything else that must go on in the world, and our in country, that is just never made public.

The article also made me think about what CJ ICEman was saying today about there being "two kinds of aliens." Only two, eh? What about the newly coined phrase "enemy combatant?" Are they one of the "dirt bags" to whom he was referring?

One more phrase in the article also struck a nerve with me: "Judge A Raymond Randolph said that accepting the arguments of lawyers on behalf of detainees 'would be to defy the will of Congress.'" Now, I'm not a government major, but I am aware of the phrase "innocent until proven guilty," and that seems to be the polar opposite of what is unfolding at Guantanamo Bay. Also, if lawyers are only defending laws that were already put in place, how technically is that defying congress?

Any thoughts?

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