WaPo: Guantanamo to Remain Open, Indefinite Detention to Replace Trials
Disheartening news, to say the least. The Washington Post reports:
- Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the four other 9/11 detainees are unlikely to get a trial in federal court or by military commission before the end of President Obama's first term. Instead, they will remain in indefinite detention at Guantanamo.
- Guantanamo will not close in the forseeable future.
The administration has concluded that it cannot put Mohammed on trial in federal court because of the opposition of lawmakers in Congress and in New York. There is also little internal support for resurrecting a military prosecution at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The latter option would alienate liberal supporters.
Like indefinite detention won't alienate us? [More...]
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