That’s Change, Not More Of The Same
November 10, 2008
“President-elect Obama’s advisers are quietly crafting a proposal to ship dozens, if not hundreds, of imprisoned terrorism suspects to the United States to face criminal trials, a plan that would make good on his promise to close the Guantanamo Bay prison”
It’s good to see Obama actually following through on this one. By about 3pm last Wednesday, I was starting to worry whether there was actually going to be any “change” where we needed it. And while the “controversial new system of justice” had me worried at first (and still nervous, to be perfectly honest), finishing off that article was a little reassuring. I’m no expert in legal history, but I presume we’ve done things similar to this before that haven’t ended in an unnecessary abrogation of rights, correct?
But what a relief it is when the President-elect’s legal advisor is saying something like this for a change:
“We can’t put people in a dungeon forever without processing whether they deserve to be there.”