This would be funny if it weren’t so serious? Or this would be serious if it weren’t so funny? Senator John Warner responds to Democrats responding to the latest news from Gitmo where enemy combatant cases have been tossed out.
“Congress cannot suddenly rewrite laws every time a federal district court judge or someone changes their view of the law,” said Senator John W. Warner, Republican of Virginia, who was closely involved in writing the military tribunal bill. “Give it some time.”
The Military Commissions Act which created the current tribunal fiasco was jammed through a Republican controlled Congress in record time before last year’s elections in response to someone changing their view of the law. That someone was the Supreme Court.
Lindsey I Was a Military Lawyer Graham chimes in.
“Let’s let the legal process go forward and not overreact,” Mr. Graham said. “I consider it a point of pride that we have a judicial system at Guantánamo Bay that is focused on process. Not who’s there, but the process. It is so important to distinguish ourselves from our enemies. In their world you don’t get a process. In our world you do.”
In that process, justice is screwed. The process there was created precisely because of who is there.