I agree completely. This is not the case for those of us who are concerned with Bush and Ashcroft's conduct concerning the Constitution post 9/11 to defend. Hamdi is a prisoner of war because he was picked up fighting in an enemy uniform against Americans in a war zone. Trying POWs would set a horrible precedent in International law.
posted on 01/28/2003 2:28:35 PM PST
(Statism is a mental illness)
Trying POWs would set a horrible precedent in International law.
I think that since the POW in question is an American citizen, that the Administration should be required to present their evidence of Hamadi's complicity with the Taliban and Hamadi's attorneys should have the opportunity to challenge that evidence. Then, if the evidence is sufficient that he was, indeed, fighting with the Taliban, toss him in the brig and don't open it until the war on terror is over.
posted on 01/28/2003 2:34:55 PM PST
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