Monday, June 30, 2008

McCain on Gitmo

My friend Jeff sent me a link to the story of John McCain's comments in regard to Guantanamo detainees being able to challenge their detention in civilian courts:

"The United States Supreme Court yesterday rendered a decision which I think is one of the worst decisions in the history of this country," McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, said at a town hall meeting in this southern New Jersey town adjacent to McGuire Air Force Base.

While this doesn't address the eyesore of Guantanamo Bay Detention Center, it does make me wonder if he has become more hawkish and different on this issue than he was years ago when he was often saying that Gitmo should closed down. Right now we have prisoners being held indefinitely with a legal status that is largely unclear, in a facility that advertises the mess to the entire world. It's an embarrassment and strongly illustrates that when the Bush Administration decided to hold these people, they didn't have a long-term strategy of what will be done with them.

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