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The supreme court decision giving inmates of Guantanamo prison the right to challenge their detention in American court room is the correct one. One might argue that this decision will undermine America’s ability to fight the war on terror but the fact is that by being in Guantanamo they inmates were already on American territory so they do have the right to American court room.

They are foreigners,terrorist and thugs. why this right? Well again Guantanamo is American territory because America is paying the lease in order to use it. The bush administration tried to used the circumstances and the fact they are foreigners to justify their detection and refused to allow access to American court room. But i will state this fact for you,this is not the first time foreigners have been given the opportunity to defend themselves in American court rooms. Second fact,almost all of these people granted the right to American court rooms which by the way have been going on for years were foreign terrorist thugs who killed people for a living, so by saying these inmates at “Gitmo” cannot use it is a double standard.

The Supreme court decision,the correct one again because the bush administration cannot pick and choose which laws they want to follow. Many of us will not agree on this but many people didn’t agree with Brown vs. board of education, roe vs. wade and many other decisions that have shaped this country. We need to look at the issues objectively and without the cockeye.

In times of crisis the constitution still have to be followed. If you give up your freedoms in the name of security, you will get neither.

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