Administration officials are preparing long-range plans for indefinitely imprisoning suspected terrorists whom they do not want to set free or turn over to courts in the United States or other countries, according to intelligence, defense and diplomatic officials.
Okay, we're not going to try them, deport them, charge them with any crime, or set them free. Instead, we're going to build a prison where they will be held indefinitely without any judicial review. Looks like we're picking up the Gulag Archipelago torch where the U.S.S.R. left off.
The Pentagon and the CIA have asked the White House to decide on a more permanent approach for potentially lifetime detentions, including for hundreds of people now in military and CIA custody whom the government does not have enough evidence to charge in courts. The outcome of the review, which also involves the State Department, would also affect those expected to be captured in the course of future counterterrorism operations.
Lifetime imprisonment without trial or charge. I'm normally pretty mellow about government abuses, but this kind of makes me be ashamed to be an American.