That Was a Compromise?


Last week, both houses of Congress approved a bill ? the Military Commissions Act ? that would permit the indefinite, extrajudicial incarceration of terrorist suspects and their interrogation using torture in all but name. Does that sound shocking? What’s really shocking is that this was a compromise measure.

Ferguson doesn’t really say anything new or original in the rest of his piece, but that was a refreshingly clear-headed first paragraph. So I thought I’d share.

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