Saturday, May 20, 2006

We are a nation of laws

Dahlia Lithwick write great articles about the legal issues of fighting terrorism. In this one, she explains why it is better to put criminals on trial rather than let them sit in prison until they die.


Blogger Germanicu$ said...

"...if it becomes impossible to try ranking members of al-Qaida without undermining national security, the option of a closed court-martial is always available. Either proceeding is vastly preferable to the current system of holding our enemies in dungeons until they die or we forget them."

Whenever anyone talks about how these trials would compromise or undermine our national security, I wish they'd give examples. It seems to be accepted as a given that some mysterious and important info would be divulged in a trial - the secret combination to Fort Knox? directions to the "back entrance" to the White House? Cheney's PIN number? - that would somehow doom us all. I don't buy it.

12:45 PM  

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