Tweedle Dumbs on the Court
The prisoner, Huzaifa Parha, is part of a group of Chinese Muslims, known a Uighurs and he claims to be not an enemy of the United States but of China, for its harsh policies against his religion.
The AP leads its story with the court's reference to a Lewis Carroll poem to criticize the military panel acceptance of the State Department's assertion that the Parha is part of an al-Qaida connected terrorist group.
Buried at the bottom is the U.S. military's concern that if Parha were released and sent back to his homeland he'd be incarcerated and tortured.
For all the phony claims being lodged against our military and the personnel who run Guantanomo, they are, in most cases, more concerned about protecting prisoners from torture than all those yelling for the the detention center to be closed.
They also have the responsibility of trying to make sure those detainees who are released are not a threat to America and the rest of the world.
Already some 30 of those released have been known to have committed new acts of violence against America or our allies.
Closing Guantanamo would solve no problem other than what is perceived as a public relations issues.
Notice that the court doesn't require the release of this prisoner, only a new hearing. In this way, the judges avoid being responsible for having blood on their hands should such a prisoner go out and rejoin the jihad.
In this country, over the last 50 years, judges have freed thousands of murderers and allowed them to go out and kill again. They do this in the name of due process and justice. Now, the left wants to extent the same rights to foreign nationals as it does our home-grown murderers.
Not very bright.
In the meantime, the heartless and evil Bush administration wants to keep some of them locked up for their own protection. And ours.
Who is being stupid here?
UPDATE: Answer: Democrats on Capitol Hill, who are attempting to smear conscientious military leaders and the Bush Administration as sadistic torturers.
UPDATE II: Meanwhile in London... Their judges seem to have much in common with our own.