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Re: Too Many Lawyers
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John, many thanks for picking this up. The relief pitcher was better than the lead off but still not very good. Certainly interrogation and due process are two different things and indeed the latter circumscribes the former. So I don’t understand the argument that Thompson’s due process view of things allows interrogation and his critics’ approach wouldn’t. (No one I think would argue we execute without interrogating.) And yes there is a big argument as to what rights should be afforded to Guantanamo prisoners but I for one vote against giving OBL’s attorneys any intelligence information(not even the switchboard number of the FBI or CIA) he would need to mount a defense. And that is the problem with throwing around “due process” as if it is a cozy blanket to wrap around every prisoner and stretched to fit each situation.

UPDATE: I am reminded that Churchill thought trying Hilter would have been a “farce.” More here and here.

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