When I saw Dan Lungren‘s name as principal sponsor of H.R. 4975, a bill subtitled “To provide for habeas corpus review for unprivileged enemy belligerents,” my eyes did a doubletake. After all, the California Republican has spent years in Congress doing his darndest to erase
Following the Constitution isn’t hard and complicated. Violating the Constitution, and then lying about it, and then pretending that you’re not lying about it, and then acting like you’re investigating the thing that you’re pretending that your not lying about, and then establishing a timeline for a report on the thing that you’re acting like you’re investigating but pretending that you’re not lying about – that’s hard and complicated.
President Obama is keeping Bagram as an oubliette, a dungeon where prisoners can be dumped and forgotten forever, away from the eyes of justice.