Gosh, that sounds horrible. How many US citizens did Bush and his henchmen do that to?
Otherwise, the government could deny you all rights including habeas corpus simply by declaring you to be a non-citizen. In that case you would not even be able to prove you were a citizen. This is effectively how the administration has attempted to use the declaration of someone to be an "illegal combatant."
Nearly 7 out of 10 Gitmo detainees have been released, with another 20% of the remaining ready to go but there's either no country that will take them or they'll be treated harsher than at Gitmo. I think you'd be making a mistake to equate their release with a lack of evidence or "no evidence at all" against them, unless of course you're asserting gross incompetence by the military in capturing them in the first place. Common sense would seem to indicate that the "reasons not published" for previous releases likely include: they've been detained a reasonable amount of time relative to their crime, they're no longer of use to us, they're no longer considered a threat to us, or a combination of all of the above. Perhaps you'd care to vouch for, and take in as borders, some of those remaining 20%...they being so innocent and all?
For years, the administration has flaunted the requirements of law, justifying its position because of the dangerous characters of those maintained at Guantanamo. Over the years it has also released many of those incarcerated -- some against whom there was no evidence at all and others for reasons not published.
LOL. A preemptive strike at excusing Obama from fulfilling his campaign promises re: Gitmo/detainees and he hasn't even taken office yet?!? Classic. It's going to be funny (but a relief) when a year after Obama is sworn in and Gitmo is still running strong. Obama (and his sycophants) are discovering that it's a lot easier to toss bombs from the back bench than it is to have the buck stop on his desk.
In doing so, it has left a huge problem for the Obama administration. Obama, even if he chose to, cannot continue the illegal incarceration without providing procedures for timely judicial review as the courts have demanded. However, as has been apparent in the small number of cases the administration has prosecuted, the evidence is not necessarily strong even by the relaxed standards applied by the tribunal. As a consequence, many if not most of the people incarcerated will need to be released even though few or no countries are willing to take them. This is not the fault of the justice system, it is the fault of the administration that chose to act in such an illegal manner from the beginning.
That's a load of poo. Resolution of individual detainees' cases has been an on-going process since they first opened Gitmo (that's how nearly 70% have been released). Congress passed two different laws pertaining to military tribunals (both with the significant support of conservative Democrats) and the Bush Admin. was proceeding accordingly. The Supreme Court threw yet another wrench in the works this past summer. Sorry Bush couldn't get it all resolved to your liking in the past 3 months. I'm guessing by your preemptive excuse making for Obama that you don't have much faith that Barry's gonna get it all ironed out to your satisfaction in the next four years.
The administration has known this for some time and has simply dragged its feet knowing that it would be able to avoid accountability by waiting until Bush's term expired and they could all leave town.