Originally Posted by SVTVenom
I understand that they aren't going anywhere anytime soon, but for them to be treated and tried like a common criminal is a joke. They are prisoners of war and should be treated as such.
Well, yeah, and the treatment they do get is sanitized because everyone in the world is focused on them. A texas jail would be a downgrade in a big way. Can't speak for any other states from experience, but I bet its similar elsewhere.
But give the boys in the whitehouse some credit, they are really pretty crafty SOBs. They knew how this was going to go, and they started at the top and worked down like a car salesman on memorial day. First they said they could hold them as long as they wanted and a trial was optional. The court said no, that just goes against our principles as a nation. They didn't set a timeline or anything else. This was a "serious blow to Bush"
Now we have yet another "serious blow to Bush"
but all they nixed was the administration's insistence that they alone will decide what a proper trial venue is.
Think about this a minute; come another year, this will all be ironed out, Bush will take some credit for closing the Gitmo holding facility (or resolving the issue in some fashion, after all any intel by now is likely questionable just due to time) and take a campaign stump away from the 2008 dem challenger. In fact they could do it AFTER the nominations and give credit to the GOP candidate for "talking frankly to Bush about it". Now THAT would be a serious blow
And what really makes me feel better about the whole thing, don't you think closing the thing down is a really smart thing to do considering the possibilities of the next election?