Friday, May 01, 2009

With Victories Like These

Al-Marri has plead guilty.  I have seen this touted as a success for the criminal justice system and an argument for treating the war with terrorists as a law enforcement problem to be dealt with through the criminal justice system.  My opinion is that he should have been hanged as an enemy spy long ago, but this view does not seem to find much support in the legal community.  The thing is, if he pleads to 15 years and gets credit for all the time he has been in custody--almost 7 years--won't he be out soon on parole?  Is his student visa still good? Maybe he can finish his degree before Obama leaves office? 

1 comment:

Rexford said...

How do you get 15 years for treason? Something isn't right with the system.