In one of Obama's first moves as President he suspended all military trial of Gitmo detainees. The request to suspend all war crimes trials was accepted by military judges. The judges agreed to a 120-day halt in the cases of five men charged in the Sept. 11 attacks and a Canadian accused of killing an American soldier in Afghanistan. Similar orders are expected in other pending cases before the Guantanamo military commission. I'm personally glad to see something done with the Guantanamo detainees. The Bush administration's policy of detaining people and never proving their guilt is not a long term viable solution to the problem. Going into other countries in the middle of the night, taking them from their homes and then (after some possible torturing in Eastern Europe) being sent to Guantanamo to rot. How would we feel if Australians did the same to Americans?
The answer to this problem is complex and their are a lot of complications involved in prosecuting terrorists, like publicing national security issues. However terrorists are not going to go away. 50 years from now are we going to still take people and never prove their guilty? Should those that are in Guantanomo sit there for 50 years without ever having the chance to prove themselves innocent? Before you think that I'm soft on these alleged terrorists I'm not. If they are found to have blood on their hands I think they should be immediately executed but that's after they've been proven guilty.