Indefinite Detention at GITMO
Some semblance of reality may have set in regarding the "closing" of the terrorist holding prison at Guantanamo. A task force led by the Department of Justice has concluded that 47 prisoners should be held indefinitely without trial. While there is objection and "dismay" being expressed from certain quarters, it seems clear that people are taking a deep breath.
"Just as important as closing the prison quickly is closing it right, and that means putting an end to the illegal policy of indefinite detention without charge or trial," said the ACLU's executive director, Anthony Romero.
There will likely be more to this story as time progresses. For now, maybe this will lead to a reconsideration of holding the trials for the September 11th mass murderers in Manhattan.