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Well I imagine you have

Well I imagine you have already read the other articles at this site explaining and clarifying Rand's position. It seems to me at least defensible that while Rand does unequivocally affirm his belief in the universal human right of habeas corpus, that the particular procedural process that we should use for the detainees is up for debate. It is especially important that we are charitable in our disagreements over this matter because it's a particularly murky and morally/legally ambiguous one due to the past mistakes which have put us in the present situation. On that note, it cannot be repeated enough in this context that if we had a few more Senators like Rand Paul in the last eight years, we would not even have to grapple with this question. Whatever disagreement you may have with him over Guantanamo, Rand Paul is decidedly not a neo-con.

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