Did you know that it is totally fine and absolutely 100% okay to be imprisoned five years without a trial in these United States? You didn't? Oh, well you are probably not a Muslim person and had not heard of this rule, which is now posted in your local mosque. Here's a famous newspaper to help you…
A federal judge has rejected a claim by a terrorist defendant in Manhattan that his nearly five years of detention by the American government before being transferred into the civilian court system violated his Constitutional right to a speedy trial.
The ruling comes in the case of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, who last year became the first former detainee at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to be moved into the civilian court system for trial.
Let us imagine, for a moment, that Ahmed is innocent (he allegedly conspired in the bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998), since that is what we are supposed to assume (according to Law & Order reruns). In that case, he has spent five years of his life imprisoned for crimes he didn't commit, without standing trial, without receiving his day(s) in court, and without any knowledge of his fate. Might this perhaps drive an otherwise-healthy person a bit nuts? Might this anger someone who previously had no interest in committing acts of terror against the United States?
Now let us imagine that he is guilty. Oh, well, that's just great. We kept a murderer or an accomplice to mass murder jailed in Gitmo for five fricking years without trying him and meting out his punishment? Perhaps there are victims' families who believe they ought to receive something in the form of "justice" or "closure," i.e., seeing a criminal punished in accordance with the laws of the land in which they dwell and pay taxes.
Peope can talk ish about Obamarz all they want, but at least he's actually getting a move on with this effing judicial process thing.
Tags: Guantanamo Bay, Terrorism