It’s not Guantanamo if we call it Bagram

Instead of detaining prisoners forever without a trial in Guantanamo, Obama will just detain them forever without a trial in Bagram:

Yesterday, the Obama DOJ — as expected — filed a legal brief (.pdf) which adopted the arguments originally made by the Bush DOJ to insist that detainees whom they abduct from around the world and then ship to Bagram (rather than Guantanamo) lack any constitutional rights whatsoever, including habeas review.

I guess Obama lied when he said habeas corpus (the right to legally challenge your imprisonment) was compatible with our fight against terrorism, and that abandoning habeas corpus was a “dangerously flawed legal approach” and damaged our “credibility as a nation committed to the rule of law.”

The great liberal betrayal continues.


  1. Ian

    At least the recession is over though, right?

  2. Chris

    For Wall Street, yeah. Mission Accomplished!

  3. Ian

    No way, I thought we were commie-social-fascists now? Shouldn’t Wall St. be a line for bread now?