Why would a decision reaffirming the right to a fair and speedy trial be unpalatable to President Obama? Is it that Obama wants to keep the option of imprisoning people without trial, just in case? Or, does he not want to take the political risk of appearing soft on terrorism?
The nuclear deterrent seems not to have worked. The size of our military seems not to have protected us. If we want an effective defense, why can’t it be small and strategic, instead of big and blind?