Today we got a taste of just how un-American President Bush's Military Commissions Act of 2006 is. After detailing the indefinite detention of Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri -- a legal US immigrant student who has been locked up for over 5 years without charges -- Jack asks: Is it fair for immigrants in the US to be held "indefinitely" if suspected of terrorism?
Glenn Greenwald has more .
As always, the most extraordinary and jarring aspect of cases like this one is that these principles -- which were once the undebatable, immovable bedrock of our political system -- are now openly debated and actively disputed by our own government. By itself it is astonishing -- and highly revealing about where we are as a country -- that such precepts even need to be defended at all....read on