originally by: Huff Post
published: 8 May 2013
The Department of Defense has requested $170 million to upgrade the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in next year’s budget, but no amount of money will repair the government’s irrational terrorism detention policy that is collapsing even more quickly than the dilapidated facility in which the hunger striking detainees are housed.
There are multiple authors of this mess: The Bush administration took custody of 779 detainees without properly scrutinizing whether their detention was justified or necessary.
The Supreme Court upheld the power of the government to detain individuals captured on the battlefield until the end of the hostilities against the global al Qaeda network, but provided no indication how long this non-traditional armed conflict could last.