bush’s gulag

Read all of this Newsday opinion piece:

What is the same in the Guantanamo cases, and those of Hamdi and Padilla, is the president’s insistence that he alone has the authority to decide who should be locked up and when, if ever, they will be released.
It’s not supposed to work that way in the land of the free.

No, it should not work that way in the land of the free.
Not only should the Golden Rule be operative here but also the simple fact that these detainees are human beings and vested with the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness argues for different treatment.
At a minimum these folk should be treated in accordance with the Geneva Convention. If any of them are to be charged with crimes then it should have been done long ago and they should have been tried in an open court and convicted or released.
Via Talkleft.