.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

Born at the Crest of the Empire

Friday, September 15, 2006

One more bit on detainee politics.

On Olberman, Johnathan Turley made an interesting point regarding retroactive immunity (1, 2.)

Now that Khalid Sheik Muhammed and the rest have been transferred to Guantanamo, within the next week or so, they will get their first Red Cross visit since their original detention. At that time, they may reveal their experience.

If history is any judge, the Red Cross will try to resolve any issues regarding Guantanamo first behind closed doors. But if there was torture, it will come out, and it will likely have legal jeopardy attached.

So, in a sense, the clock is ticking on the Bush administration to get this legislation done.


Post a Comment

<< Home