President Barack Obama's Justice Department sided with the former Bush administration on Friday, saying detainees in Afghanistan have no constitutional rights.The Obama administration maintains that Bagram prison is located in
an overseas war zone and the prisoners there are being held as part of a continuing military action.No doubt the usual suspects will be outraged by this action. It doesn't look like Obama buys into their excessive concern for the imaginary rights of presumed enemy aliens. And those on the right who are already engaging in over-the-top criticism of Obama's foreign policy might want to tone it down a bit. This and other actions are positive signs that the Obama administration takes a more realistic attitude toward foreign policy and national security than many of us feared.