Two things about today’s White House decision to, what the heck, give Gitmo detainees protections under the Geneva Conventions:
1. Real shame that it only took a Supreme Court ruling to get to this point.
2. The decision should give comfort to everyone convinced that Bush was going to go completely off the farm and tell the Supreme Court to take a hike because he was going to do it his own way. I’ve noted before that the Bush administration’s thing was to be seen as legitimate, and ignoring the Supreme Court does not exactly scream “legitimate power.” So two cheers for the rule of law! No third cheer, of course, because we needed the Supreme Court to get to this point. But what are you going to do.