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Antiwar Radio: John Hutson

Rear Admiral John D. Hutson (Ret. USN) discusses his article “Military Commissions Are a Failed Experiment, Try Terror Suspects in Civilian Courts;” how commissions are traditionally and properly used to quickly determine the status of captured enemy soldiers on a battlefield; why the greatest US export is (was) justice and equal protection under the law, not democracy; how Guantanamo trials are set up to guarantee conviction – even more so than the near-certainty in federal courts; relying on the goodwill of the President and Attorney General to uphold and enforce laws against torture; and how al-Qaeda, by all accounts a decimated terrorist organization, has frightened Americans into giving up their Bill of Rights.