An under-reported, but very, very welcome story:

Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, the alleged Al Qaeda "sleeper agent" in the United States was indicted today. That's right, an indictment, where grand jurors determine probable cause, and detainees actually face real charges in the system, and -GASP!- can actually challenge their detention as unlawful (thanks Boumediene!)

This is a far, far different cry from rounding people up and secretly arresting them, without charges (or really any reason other than their skin color, belief system, nationality or because the Pretzelnit said so) to face indefinite detention, torture and abuse in "black" prisons in Eastern Europe, Gitmo and Diego Garcia.

The rule of law is back to our constitutional republic, people. Drinks on me.

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