I was going to post this on Sunday but could find no reference to it on the BBC, CNN, et al. Maybe some bright spark in the Maison Blanche took a leaf from Jo Moore‘s book and decided it might be a good day to drop bad news.
Ah, Metafilter are having a heated discussion on the subject.
“The Bush administration is preparing plans for possible lifetime detention of suspected terrorists, including hundreds whom the government does not have enough evidence to charge in courts, The Washington Post reported Sunday…. As part of a solution, the Defense Department, which holds 500 prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, plans to ask the U.S. Congress for $25 million to build a 200-bed prison to hold detainees who are unlikely to ever go through a military tribunal for lack of evidence, defense officials told the newspaper.”
Pah, I’m off to watch some mindless but enjoyable telly.