LONDON - Some saw the beginning of the end for Guantanamo Bay, others a vindication for Europeans who have condemned the U.S. prison camp. Still others saw a toothless ruling that will ultimately make no difference in a climate where they believe Washington is determined to have its way.
The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling Thursday that President Bush overstepped his authority in ordering military trials for a handful of Guantanamo Bay detainees provoked a range of reactions, from jubilation to deep skepticism.
In immediate terms, the decision will simply force the United States to look for other ways to try some 10 men charged with crimes. But some people saw wider implications Â predicting it could force the Bush administration to address the continued detention of about 430 others, many held for more than four years without charge.
"A lot of us remain skeptical of what this decision will actually accomplish because it only applies to the handful of men who have been charged and Bush has not respected past court decisions," said Moazamm Begg, 37, who was held at Guantanamo for more than two years. "That said, I'm very glad to hear the news and hope it will be the beginning of the end for many of these men."
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Well it would seem that the opponents of the Bushadministrationn have won a victory. In my opinion a very hollow one, Bush will not close Gitmo and he will not just free all the terrorists.
The libs would love to have this all fall under the criminal courts, that way all the terrorist would be able toreceivee our rights andcounsell from the ACLU. Everyone talks big about the Geneva Convention as some how it applies to the people we are fighting.
1- They do not have a name, rank and serial number.
2- They are not uniformed soldiers of a state.
3- They do no observe these rights for our soldiers and target women and children.
Now tell me again why I have to treat these scum as I would a soldier from say Germany or France if had any real soldiers. As far as I am concerned anyone who raises arms against the USA should be shot on the spot, no questions asked! Now is the time to act, not later my friends.