If this stands, it will make it impossible for the U.S. to wage war. Soldiers will be afraid to take prisoners for fear of being tied up in lawsuits — and given the experience with Litigation Jihad that American Muslim advocacy groups have been honing for years, we can expect to see a great deal of this. “Judge: Afghan prisoners can challenge detention,” from AP, April 2 (thanks to Eastview):
WASHINGTON (AP) “” A federal judge ruled on Thursday that terrorist suspects can use U.S. civilian courts to challenge their detention at a military air base in Afghanistan.
U.S. District Judge John Bates turned down the United States’ motion to deny the right to three foreign detainees at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last year that detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have the right to challenge their detention in court. But the government had argued that it did not apply to those in Afghanistan.
Bates said the cases were essentially the same and he quoted the Supreme Court ruling repeatedly in his judgment and applied the test created by it to each detainee. It is the first time a federal judge has applied the ruling to detainees in Afghanistan….