In the middle of an otherwise excellent speech, President Obama dropped this bomb: Prolonged detention.
I guess there are bad guys at Gitmo whose cases have been so badly botched, that a criminal trial is impossible. How we know these prisoners really are bad guys, I don’t know. They have never been charged, tried, or adjudicated as ANYTHING, let alone terrorists. But President Obama wants to set up a legal framework to make it all okay to keep certain detainees locked up indefinitely.
Imagine that. America: The land of the free, the home of the brave. Now, we’re not only the country who tortures, we’re also the country who will lock up suspected terrorists FOREVER — because we just don’t know what else to do with some of the prisoners at Gitmo.
I am just stunned. There is no way “prolonged detention” is justified.
What the hell is going on here…?