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More than two months ago, I wrote a piece counseling against panic in the case of the John Doe U.S. citizen detainee being held by the military in Iraq. Steve Vladeck responded that I was being complacent. In recent weeks, Vladeck has taken to taunting me about whether I’m alarmed yet. He tweeted this, for example:
Today marks 8 weeks since @benjaminwittes declared, in response to a post of mine, that he wasn't alarmed by the plight of the U.S. citizen being detained by the U.S. as an "enemy combatant," w/o access to counsel or a court:https://t.co/z5wJxAqiWA— Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) December 4, 2017
So Ben, are you alarmed yet?