Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Gitmo Cases Thrown Out
Well the good news is that "enemy combatants" do have rights under the geneva convention. But if they are "unlawful enemy combatants" then they do not. So far the courts have said that the detainees are only "enemy combatants" and therefore cannot be tried in the newly created court. Of course they are appealing this but the court they are appealing to doesn't even exist yet. So at the end of the day the good news is that the prisoners may eventually get a fair(ish) trial, the bad news is it won't be anytime soon and until then they'll stay locked up in gitmo, so nothing really changed at all.