Thursday, August 16, 2007

Funny, I Thought They Said Terrorist Trials Would Never Work..

And yet by my count, the Bush Administration has a winning record in prosecuting terrorists. The managed to get verdicts against Moussaui and Reid. And today Padilla was convicted in a trial held in the U.S. District Court.

For more than 2 years, the Bush Administration fought against the idea of according him his civil rights. They maintained that it would be too dangerous, that it he could be summarily designated an enemy combatant. That essentially, the President could determine which citizens of this country they thought should be tried and accorded their rights.

Whether or not he was innocent, the fact that he had a reasonably fair trial (since no trial is perfect) just goes to show what is right with the system. And what is wrong with Bush's perception of justice and the American system of justice.

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