24 February 2005

Follow up on U.S. citizen

There's a new twist in the story of the U.S. citizen being held, allegedly by request of our own government, in a Saudi Arabian prison. According to a Washington Post editorial, the government is trying to keep secret not only the evidence against the prisoner, Ahmed Abu Ali, but also the legal arguments they make to keep him in prison. From the article: The government contends that the legal theory by which it would defend its behavior should be immune from debate in court.

Who could ever defend such a position?

[ posted by sstrader on 24 February 2005 at 9:11:39 AM in Politics ]