The group may have benefited from this famous quote by John Wooden: "It's amazing how much can be accomplished when no one cares who gets the credit." Buried within this article is the one true solution: Military commissions should be run like military courts martial. In fact, that's how one of the most effective and successful military commissions operated back in 1942, when six of eight German saboteurs were caught dry-foot on US soil, denied habeas corpus, tried as per the Geneva Conventions and Law of Land Warfare, and then executed by electric chair less than eight weeks after capture. The rules for military commissions for trying suspected war criminals were tried and true up until the Military Commissions Act of 2006, and then amended in 2009. The amendment effectively gave unlawful combatant detainees accused of war crimes virtually the SAME rights you or I would enjoy in a Federal court of law. Ever been part of a Federal case? I have. It can get ridiculously complicated. The beauty of a court martial for unlawful combatants is that they get the same rights and privileges as a US soldier would get. No more, no less. And that is tremendously more than they deserve. Unlawful combatants may be shot dead on the battlefield. Unlawful combatants are entitled to ZERO extra legal privileges. Yes, I agree that the military commissions should be changed. But we don't need to reinvent the wheel. Keep the death penalty, try them according to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, as it was designed to be done, and has been done successfully in the past. Nobody gets the credit for this one, but the system will work. Sincerely, MAJ (RET) Montgomery J. Granger, US Army; former ranking US Army Medical Department officer with the Joint Detainee Operations Group, Joint Task Force 160, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, from FEB - JUN 2002; author: "Saving Grace at Guantanamo Bay: A Memoir of a Citizen Warrior."