It seems the U.S. is finally owning up to it's obligation of habeus corpus to a detainee by agreeing to settle with an .Egyptian man ($300,000) who was kept behind bars for over a year. The suit was resolved on Monday.
After all that time what did the government charge him with: Terrorist activity? Conspiracy to commit terrorism? Being a fashion faux pas?
Credit card fraud.
This is just the first in a long line of suits our government will have to deal with and rightly so. The U.S. defendants claim all detainees are being held for national security reasons but it seems this is just a convenient excuse to propogate their scare tactics to the rest of us.
"Round 'em all up and then we'll figure it out later." Did we not learn anything from WWII and the Japanese detainee camps?
To both of my blog readers, you will recall that I am one of the first to jump up and make a stink when it comes to Jihadist Muslims who wish to harm us. THOSE are the ones that need to have their heads beaten in with a 3-wood while they are in the pris- err, detainee camps. I am not advocating a movement towards such actions but if they did happen to a terrorist I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.
Keeping innocent people in jail who are finally charged with a non-terrorism related crime deserve everything they can get from our government.