A model for what?

The “BBC says”:http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/3238302.stm that this agree­ment could be a ‘mod­el’ for oth­er tri­als of the cit­i­zens of US allies held in the US con­cen­tra­tion camp at Guan­tanamo Bay. bq. The Amer­i­cans have agreed that the two men will not face the death penal­ty, but they could face a mil­i­tary tri­bunal at the US base in Cuba. But what sort of mod­el is it? Our gov­ern­ment has agreed that two Aus­tralian cit­i­zens, who have appar­ent­ly com­mit­ted no crime under Aus­tralian law (they can­not be tried in Aus­tralia), against whom there is not even a cred­i­ble pub­lic indite­ment, should be con­signed to the mil­i­tary courts of a for­eign pow­er—that has held them con­trary to their rights for a year or more—for any dis­po­si­tion short of death! Did­n’t we once have “pop­u­lar revolutions(link to Wikipedia on Bills of Attainder)”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_of_Attainder against this sort of thing?

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