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Why Doesn’t Obama Just Shoot Detainees in the Head?

New York Times: Officials said the decision to proceed with military commissions came partly as a result of concerns that some detainees might not be successfully prosecuted in federal courts. Roll that phrase around your brain a few times. Detainees will not be sent to

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Why Doesn't Obama Just Shoot Detainees in the Head?

New York Times: Officials said the decision to proceed with military commissions came partly as a result of concerns that some detainees might not be successfully prosecuted in federal courts. Roll that phrase around your brain a few times. Detainees will not be sent to

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Under Bush, A Sentence isn’t Even a Sentence Anymore

In the completion of the first military commission, not trial, a man has been “sentenced” to five and a half years for the crime of driving Osama bin Laden’s car. I say “sentenced,” because the Bush administration asserts that the U.S. government actually doesn’t have

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?