In Franz Kafka's 1925 novel, The Trial, a man awakens to be suddenly arrested and put on trial for an unspecified crime in a court where no evidence is presented. Hey, at least he got a trial! Most detainees at Guantánamo Bay are still waiting to defend themselves against their crimes — real or imaginary.
My latest Civil Discourse comic is about an imaginary series of secret detention camps hidden within other secret detention camps. The final camp in the series, 'Uttermost Secret Camp Supreme 17," is a dimensional rift where not even the laws of physics apply.
I look forward to the day when we don't have to use the words "Orwellian" and "Kafka-esque" to describe our treatment of detainees in the "War on Terror." Maybe the next President will try to live up to the writings Jefferson instead of Kafka.