October 9th, 2008

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Excellent news!

A federal judge has ordered the release of 17 detainees in Guantánamo Bay. (NYT, registration may be required.)
Saying the men had never fought the United States and were not a security threat, he tersely rejected Bush administration claims that he lacked the power to order the men set free in the United States and government requests that he stay his order to permit an immediate appeal.
It's like our system of checks and balances is working again, at least in one small way!
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John McCain's having a little trouble keeping the parts of his stump speech clear:

Transcript: "Across this country this is the agenda I have set before my fellow prisoners. And the same standards of clarity and candor must now be applied to my opponent."

Next, we'll be hearing about his five years in an American of War camp. Good thing we'll be applying standards of clarity and candor to both him and Obama.
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