Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Feinstein Seeks To Shut Down Guantanamo!

Los Angeles Times:
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced a measure Monday to force the Pentagon to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and move the trials of Al Qaeda suspects to the United States.

But the Defense Department got another green light for those Guantanamo tribunals to continue, when the Supreme Court declined Monday to hear the appeal of two detainees who challenged the legality of the military commissions.

In a statement, Feinstein said the detention facility had hurt America's credibility around the world because of allegations of abuse there and doubts about the legal rights afforded detainees.
I'm not a fan of Feinstein- she tends to be too centrist, for my taste; so, this is a particularly noteworthy effort, because no one can accuse her of being a partisan lefty. Kudos.

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