Here’s my modest proposal for the Democratic Congress: defund Gitmo. Bring all the prisoners into the US, where they will be guaranteed due process or POW status depending on whether they are civilians or foreign fighters.
Too simple? Why?
I wish I could make a similar proposal for the legal cesspools in Iraq, but there are two reasons why I can’t. First, the Geneva conventions impose limits on the occupying power’s ability to remove civilians from the jurisdiction. Second, the numbers involved are simply too large.
But we could at least require that any US citizen arrested in Iraq be released within 48 hours or repatriated for trial.