The Ghailani verdict proves that GW Bush was a bungling idiot who followed Cheney's lead, which led to us being unable to use evidence against a terrorist. Had this been done right from the start, we would have gotten more convictions on this guy. Instead we had a bunch of people who thought they were above the law--that they could torture people and get away with it. Oh, wait, they did. But now we have to pay the price.
Rule of law, folks.
"there was a lag of over six years between Ghailani’s apprehension and his trial—that resulted from a political decision. During that time, two key witnesses for the government died, undermining their case. So it’s clear this case was not handled in the best or most efficient way, but the blame for that rests with the Bush team and not their successors."
- The Verdict on Ghailani—By Scott Horton (Harper's Magazine) (view on Google Sidewiki)