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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Cutting Through the Hyperbole on Hamdan

By Dennis Byrne

With all the confusion, rushed judgments and overheated rhetoric created by the U.S. Supreme Court's Hamdan complex decision, it's perhaps best to first look at what it does not do.

It does not:

• Satisfy the supposed demands of "world opinion:" the closing of the Guantanamo Bay camp and the immediate release of its detainees.

• Free Salim Ahmed Hamdan, the acknowledged driver and bodyguard for Osama bin Laden.

• Exclude Hamdan from a court martial or, if Congress decides, trail by a military tribunal.

• Say that Hamdan or any others cannot be held "for the duration of active hostilities."

• Require that he, or other detainees, be tried before a civilian court, as some anti-war activists had demanded.

• Prohibit the United States from detaining future enemy combatants.

Read the rest at RealClearPolitics.com

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"I'm not a lawyer, but . . ."

That much is obvious.

Dennis Byrne said...

I'll take that as a compliment.