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More Threats At Law

A federal judge made a final ruling on Monday for the Pentagon to release the names of detainees at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff ordered in favor of the Associated Press, which sued the Defense Department in April, 2005, seeking the names of detainees and transcripts of military hearings held to determine whether they were properly classified as enemy combatants.

[ cf reuters ]
Now that is somewhat frightening.

What next? Americans will have the hope that if detained by the American Government, they may at some time get the chance to have their names published. That way they will not simply become 'the disappeared' in the current little 'dirty war'.

Oh be still my little heart!

Dare we hope that at some future day there will be the notion of a Writ Of Habeus Corpus, and the obligation that the government will be required to admit to detaining american citizens???? Why Heavens, that might lead to Free Elections, the secret ballot, a representational form of government. All of the accoutrement of a society based upon Rex Lex, and not merely the Will of the Great Leader!
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