Opinion

March 12, 2010

Commentary: Why Marc Thiessen's wrong about 'al Qaeda 7'

Washington Post op-ed columnist and Republican speech writer Marc Thiessen continues to try to whip up public outrage over the "al Qaeda Seven," his preferred term for Justice Department attorneys who once represented Guantanamo Bay detainees. In his latest Washington Post blog, the former Jesse Helms wordsmith contends the Sixth Amendment rights to the legal protections necessary for a fair trial don't apply to the Gitmo detainees. But Thiessen is arguing perversely and backwards, from a premise rejected by the Supreme Court.

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