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Rough Justice

A time of misgivings about Guant╚Ô╦Ă╚Ú├Ýnamo and what it has come to signify

James Monroe said it this way: "National honor is national property of the highest value." You have to wonder what he would have made of Guantánamo. We keep getting reminders--there was another on March 26, with the first conviction of a Guantánamo detainee--that it remains a place where the national honor is in play, where the U.S. image in the eyes of the world is daily up for grabs.

David Hicks is an Australian who was captured in Afghanistan in 2001. It wasn't until after almost five years of detention at Guantánamo that he was brought to trial before a U.S....

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