Turns out those Article II courts aren’t getting anything done either. The WSJ Law Blog notes that the so-called “military tribunals” set up by John McCain and the Bush DOJ to circumvent the Geneva Conventions and the US Constitution aren’t actually, you know, working as such, becuase the soldiers tasked with running them refuse to follow orders:
A prosecutor, Col. Morris Davis (pictured), has filed a formal complaint alleging that Brig. Gen. Thomas Hartmann . . . has overstepped his mandate by interfering directly in cases. Davis has refused to file additional charges against Guantanamo inmates until the dispute is resolved. William Haynes, the Pentagon’s General Counsel, has launched an investigation. . . . An unnamed senior defense official backs Hartmann. Because he’s the superior officer, “Davis is obliged to heed the orders of Hartmann whether or not he likes them, so long as they’re lawful,” the official said. “And there’s no indication that he’s issued any unlawful orders.”
Just like there is no indication that the US military or the US intelligence community has done anything illegal. None at all. These are not the droids you are looking for.