War on Terror

U.S.: No Freedom for Some Detainees

Here’s a move that Dick Cheney could get behind: “The Obama administration said Tuesday it could continue to imprison non-U.S. citizens indefinitely even if they have been acquitted of terrorism charges by a U.S. military commission,” according to The Wall Street Journal. The Defense Department's chief lawyer, Jeh Johnson, argued before the U.S. Senate Committe on Armed Services that the release of detainees who had been found innocent was a policy decision that would be made based on whether or not officials thought they posed a future threat. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina approved, saying, “Some of them will be able to get out of jail because they've rehabilitated themselves and some of them may in fact die in jail.”