Monday, November 10, 2008

Score one for human rights

Obama is already starting to plan the closing of the Guantanamo detention center and replace Bush's military tribunals with a form of justice more consistent with basic rights. Most likely, some of the remaining prisoners will be released, some will be tried in federal courts, and others will be tried in a new hybrid court. The last option is still controversial, but I have some faith that President Obama, a constitutional expert, will be able to balance due process and security concerns. Does anyone still have that faith in Bush? I didn't think so.

I'm not feeling a whole lot of cognitive dissonance about the election at this point.

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