Friday, August 17, 2007

Criminal Justice Working Fine

A jury convicted Jose Padilla of terrorism conspiracy charges yesterday, exposing him to a possible sentence of life in prison.

Well, isn't that nice. After three years of telling us that Padilla was so dangerous that the criminal justice system couldn't handle him, the Bush Administration sends him through the criminal justice system, which handled him just fine and produced the desired conviction.

Naturally, the Administration is touting this as an important victory, which it sort of is. But isn't it evidence against the Administration's theory that it has a vital need to keep all alleged enemy combatants in legal limbo forever?

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