Thursday, April 26, 2007

A Tragedy at Gitmo

The situation in Guantanamo Bay becomes more and more dire as it goes along. From the NY Times today:

The Justice Department has asked a federal appeals court to impose tighter restrictions on the hundreds of lawyers who represent detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and the request has become a central issue in a new legal battle over the administration’s detention policies.
This is ridiculous. So, not only do they not know why they are imprisoned, they are also not going to be allowed to have legal representation. The Justice Department needs to either try these "criminals" or at least express why they have them under the writ of habeas corpus because this is making us look worse than we already do.