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  •  "captured"? How many U.S. laws speak (12+ / 0-)

    of residents who have been "captured".

    The problem is the language is pretty ambiguous, and I think it's deliberately done this way.  This now shifts the burden of proof on the citizen who has been "captured" and declared an enemy combatant.  But when you're sitting in Cuba, it's going to be very hard to get a lawyer to take a case to the Supreme Court, and with the current Supreme Court, I have no doubt the law would be upheld and a new precedent would be set.

    This really turns innocent until proven guilty on it's head.  

    •  It is dangerous, I agree. (1+ / 0-)
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      But as far as I can see, from everything people are showing me, the danger is in what a future administration might use it to justify, not in what it actually means now or in the hands of any other administration with even a passing respect for law.

      A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it. --The First Law of Mentat

      by Troubadour on Thu Dec 15, 2011 at 04:30:45 PM PST

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