Guantanamo inmates “have rights”

June 12, 2008 · 1 minute read

Thank fucking god*. The wheels of justice turn slowly, but at least they’re still turning.

Some of these poor sods have been holed up there for more than six years. And while I’m certain that some of them are evil motherfuckers, I think we all know that there are very, very likely some that were probably just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

“It is better that ten guilty escape than one innocent suffer.” – William Blackstone

BBC News:

Foreign suspects held in Guantanamo Bay have the right to challenge their detention in US civilian courts, the US Supreme Court has ruled.

It overturned by five to four a ruling that upheld a 2006 law that took away the rights of suspects to seek full judicial review of their detention.

So in a world in which justice and peace seem farther and farther removed from us in the United States of GeorgeBushIca, it’s nice to see a little light of hope shine through. All is not (yet) lost.

  • god in the poetic sense, not the God of intervention as told in the Bible, Torah, and Koran… because only the former actually exists.