Bush Administration Loses Major Terror Detention Case. Good.
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Have you noticed, though? They keep losing cases, but the policy remains the same. Really discouraging.
They keep losing cases, but the policy remains the same. Really discouraging.
Well, yes. But a change in policy being far too much for which to hope with this band of miscreants, losing cases is about the best wish-fulfillment we’ll get, I’m afraid. Too right, though: Really discouraging.
On a hopeful note, perhaps it will act to restrict a future administration that may have some respect for the law.
Crap, that sentence hurt to write. We have sunk SO low as a country.
Seriously, how crazy is it that we’ve come to a point when it is a positive thing that the government keeps losing cases against suspected terrorists? It reminds me of a great passage in ‘A Man For All Seasons‘ (courtesy IMDB):
William Roper: So, now you give the Devil the benefit of law!
Sir Thomas More: Yes! What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?
William Roper: Yes, I’d cut down every law in England to do that!
Sir Thomas More: Oh? And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned ’round on you, where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country is planted thick with laws, from coast to coast, Man’s laws, not God’s! And if you cut them down, and you’re just the man to do it, do you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I’d give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety’s sake!
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It is good news. If only because the court had to decide this one way or the other… and I don’t like to think about the other way. It may not make a lot of difference to this poor man–they have plenty of options left–but pushing them back toward strategies in which the justice system is involved is a good thing.
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