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I've been reading all kinds of analysis of this decision, and I'm struck by something nobody's really saying.  Yes, there are dangerous men at Guantanamo, but the Bush Administration's very tactics have ensured that those men can never face trial in U.S. courts.  They have been illegally detained, and they have been tortured.  Evidence gathered through such means is inadmissible in court.  Their attempted end-run around the justice system has virtually ensured that the very people who do pose the greatest threat will go free.
Bah, just blame the activist judges on the Supreme Court. Remember this was a 5-4 decision.

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 13th, 2008 at 06:54:04 AM EST

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