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Guantanamo Tribunals


We probably won't look back on this post-9/11 period as one of our finest moments as the shining city on the hill. As some people are fond of saying, "The Constitution isn't a suicide pact."

OK, that's true. Let's be honest, then: rather than hold trials with joke rules that stack the deck, let's just hold no trials at all. Here's the rationale: "We're holding the prisoners until the War on Terror is over. Which is never." At least, it goes along with the argument that it's too dangerous to let these people loose without soiling our bedrock document in the process.

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Another complacenik weighs in.

We've treated these prisoners worse than American captives were treated in Vietnam, and we're supposed to be the good guys?

What these unread, un-cultured republicans don't understand is that the constitution and the necessity to follow it (and the lack of ammendments) is what seperates us from the third world to our south....if every president could just disregard the constitution, we would be Mexico!!!

The complaint is valid, it is not just complaining from bleeding hart liberals.

The complaint is valid, it is not just complaining from bleeding hart liberals.

Gary Hart still has followers? ;)

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Chan LoweCHAN LOWE has been the Sun Sentinel’s first and only editorial cartoonist for the past twenty-six years. Before that, he worked as cartoonist and writer for the Oklahoma City Times and the Shawnee (OK) News-Star.

Chan went to school in New York City, Los Angeles, and the U.K., and graduated from Williams College in 1975 with a degree in Art History. He also spent a year at Stanford University as a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow.

His work has won numerous awards, including the Green Eyeshade Award and the National Press Foundation Berryman Award. He has also been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His cartoons have won multiple first-place awards in all of the Florida state journalism contests, and The Lowe-Down blog, which he began in 2008, has won writing awards from the Florida Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists.
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