Thursday, May 21, 2009

Moving Goalposts

Lest people forget, as was found in Boumediene v. Bush, the detainees were not sent to Guantanamo Bay because of concerns for the security of the United States (as Cheney and his apologists seem to be suggesting, with the new palaver that we can't now move them to the US because we can't have "terrorists running around" - you know, like they'd be dropped off at the mall, or something), but rather because the Bush Administration believed that they would not be subject to the United States Constitution if held there rather than stateside. This point cannot be overlooked, though that's what the Republicans and Harry Reid would have you do for the sake of convenience in the current talking points.

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