Wednesday, May 13, 2009

To have and to hold - indefinitely?

The policy toward Guantanamo detainees looks like the gift that keeps on giving, at least for the Obama administration. The latest Wall Street Journal report suggests that the administration will seek authority to detain some of them indefinitely on U.S. soil, without trial.

The continuing gyrations concerning the fate of the detainees, from asking foreign governments to take them back to housing them in some U.S. jail, suggest that the numerous and voluble critics of the Guantanamo detentions never gave much thought to the admittedly difficult problem of what to do with the detainees. Certainly the Obama administration didn't.

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