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January 07, 2010

Awesome: Gitmo Detainees Might Fight Extradition to Illinios, Because Gitmo Is Nicer

Thank goodness we'll end all their complaining and make Al Qaeda like us again!

But the final irony is that many of the detainees may not even want to be transferred to Thomson and could conceivably even raise their own legal roadblocks to allow them to stay at Gitmo.

Falkoff notes that many of his clients, while they clearly want to go home, are at least being held under Geneva Convention conditions in Guantánamo. At Thomson, he notes, the plans call for them to be thrown into the equivalent of a "supermax" security prison under near-lockdown conditions.

"As far as our clients are concerned, it's probably preferable for them to remain at Guantánamo," he says.

No, this doesn't mean "Oh we should send them to Illinois because that's tougher punishment." We should keep them where they are, where we can quarantine them from humanity until this war ends, without implicating the Constitution's more generous protective clauses.

Thanks to DJ.


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