We Can’t Have Acquittals

. . . is what the former chief prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay, Air Force Colonel Colonel Morris Davis informed a court there he was told by superiors, according to the Washington Post.

I do believe that we will need some special options for dealing with terror suspects taken in war. Many are not recognizing the fact of war in their criticism of detention. Yet most of the criticism is valid. There is no need to keep people as long as they have. There is no need to prevent civilian review and accountability as they have. It is certainly improper for political pressure to be placed on the prosecutors.

This is yet another situation in which necessary goals have been pursued in a clumsy manner that creates injustice. What’s going on at Guantanamo Bay is not only immoral, it appears to also be incompetence.

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