The White House has rightly asserted its privilege to detain enemy combatants without trial for the duration of the present conflict. After the midterm elections, there is no way the White House will be able to move the Guantánamo prisoners to the mainland United States. After the Ghailani farce, there is no way the administration is going to rely on civilian trials for captured al Qaeda operatives. The president and his attorney general have lived in denial for too long. The next step is acceptance. Give up the pretense of closing Guantánamo. And prepare a room there for Julian Assange.
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