Dahlia Lithwick’s The Bill of Wrongs pretty much sums it up. A sample:
9. Guantanamo Bay
It takes a licking but it keeps on ticking. After the Supreme Court struck down the military tribunals planned to try hundreds of detainees moldering on the base, and after the president agreed that it might be a good idea to close it down, the worst public relations fiasco since the Japanese internment camps lives on. Prisoners once deemed “among the most dangerous, best-trained, vicious killers on the face of the earth” are either quietly released (and usually set free) or still awaiting trial. The lucky 75 to be tried there will be cheered to hear that the Pentagon has just unveiled plans to build a $125 million legal complex for the hearings. The government has now officially put more thought into the design of Guantanamo’s court bathrooms than the charges against its prisoners.
I wonder if there is any chance Bush, Cheney, Kissinger et all will ever be held to account for the abuse of human rights their cherry-picked legislation inspired. After all, what’s good for the goose… well, I can dream can’t I? Seeing them behind bars, being water-boarded… aw hell, they could sell that on pay-per-view. Pass the popcorn!