Saturday, May 06, 2006

Months after a status review hearing (in which they were not represented by a lawyer) concluded that there was no reason to incarcerate them, five ethnic Uighur Chinese citizens were released from Guantanamo Oh happier day. What is going on ? the multiply convicted Cesare Previti is in prison and the long since absolved Uighars aren't.

I'm sure that it is just a coincidence that a judge was going to examine their case Monday.

All in all a good day for the rule of law, still, as always, the Bush administration avoided judicial review of their actions enabling them to continue their lawlessness without an open constitutional crisis.

Also ethnic Washingtonian Pete Yost calls them ethnic chinese which means Han chinese if it means anything. For Pete's sake I note that they are Uighur separatists and might not like to be called ethic chinese. Still I'm sure they are mainly celebrating their release from the catch 22 penal colony and are prepared to become declare themselves ethnic Albanians.

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