Tuesday, June 02, 2009


Thought of the Day

Clearly, Judge Randolph, author of the decision denying release in the U.S. that the Uighurs are trying to appeal, has gotten a lot smarter since January 20. He’s evidently convinced Holder, previously an ardent critic of Bush’s policy of indefinitely detaining actual enemy combatants, that indefinitely detaining even purportedly innocent, non-combatant aliens is fully consistent with Supreme Court precedent. In fact, to support that contention, Obama’s DOJ now expressly relies on an episode the Left hasn’t wanted to talk about much over the last eight years: “the thousands of Haitian migrants involuntarily interdicted by the U.S. Coast Guard in the 1990s and held at Guantanamo Bay pending their resettlement or repatriation.” If you’re keeping score, that was the indefinite-detention policy of the Clinton administration, which Holder served as deputy attorney general.

Andrew McCarthy


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