"Much thought goes into how and why various tools are used in these often complicated cases," Tasia Scolinos, a Justice Department spokeswoman, said on Friday. "The important thing is for someone not to come away thinking this whole process is arbitrary, which it is not."Not arbitrary? Well let's see: they've suspended habeus corpus, the right to counsel, the right to face one's accuser, the right to speedy trial, etc., etc. OK! I get it! The entire Bill of Rights is toast, but it's not arbitrary.
As my Ex- likes to say: "Yah! My ass is on fire!"
That DoJ felt the need to move Jose Padilla from military to federal custody is telling in that they know they haven't the goods to charge him with anything remotely criminal, let alone terroristic, and that it's only a matter of time, which this maneuver bought them, before the courts catch up to these slight-of-hand prosecutorial crumb-bums... that is unless Scalito is confirmed by an expectedly obsequious Senate before the clock runs out. This will be when the Bill of Rights won't be worth the faux-parchment it's copied on, and America's status as a police state will be a fait accompli.
And then maybe even white people will get busted for no reason a'tall.