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Holder and Gates to Congress: Butt Out of Gitmo Trials Funding

Attorney General Eric Holder and Defense Secretary Robert Gates wrote this letter to Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner yesterday. It's a "butt out" letter on Congress' threat to ban funding on U.S. terror trials of those at Gitmo, but he also accused them of trying to block the Administration's intended trial of suspects in "reformed military commissions."

Too bad the commissions aren't really reformed. I guess he's talking about Thomson, Illinois Correctional Center, which is set to become Gitmo of the Midwest. Obama and Holder intend to use the facility both for trial by military commission and continued indefinate detention without charges.

On a related note, the ACLU filed habeas petitions today for four detainees at Bagram, AFB in Afghanistan. [More...]

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