Call me a skeptic, but I don’t see the ruling about Guantanamo Bay making any difference anytime soon.

Yesterday the Supreme Court, in a 5-3 ruling, decided the Bush’s plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees violates both U.S. and International Law (duh). But there have been no rulings about whether detaining the prisoners themselves violates any laws, which it does because they are being held without formal charge. It violates the Bill of Rights. If they’ve done something wrong, as we say they have, THEN CHARGE THEM. Otherwise they should be let go. I’m not saying we should put terrorists on the street, but if we truly had anything on these people then we should be able to prove it.

People are saying the most recent ruling could be the beginning of the end for Guantanamo, but I think it’s just the beginning of a search for another way to try these “criminals.” Bush is not one to give up easily, especially if it means admitting he was wrong. Look at his continued rhetoric about Weapons of Mass Destruction – when only minimal chemical weapons were found. As far as I know no nuclear weapons were ever discovered. (edited per Jared)

At least the ruling was a small victory.

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