Lawyers Call Military Commissions a Bad Idea

Two experienced Guantanamo lawyers, Darrel Vandeveld and Joshua Dratel, explain why military commissions are a bad idea and how using federal courts is being tough on terror, in Salon today.

The authors raise a simple question:

There are times in life when you don’t want to hear, “Well, this will be a
learning experience for us all.” Open-heart surgery. In-flight emergencies.
Repairing your Toyota. So what about the most important terrorism trial in
United States history?

Read the argument they mount – it’s compelling, as are the facts. Why the debate?


Published on March 10, 2010


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