No Man's Land

Dahlia Lithwick pulls some themes together in, as usual, an insightful piece on the growing scandal of Guantanamo Bay. Money quote:

"Guantanamo is a not-place. It's neither America nor Cuba. It is peopled by people without names who face no charges. Non-people facing non-trials to defend non-charges are not a story. They are a headache. No wonder the prisoners went on hunger strikes. Not-eating, ironically enough, is the only way they could try to become real to us."