Why do we have rights which are protected by the Constitution in the first place, if they can be totally ignored on the mere say so of the President? I realize that al Muhajir is an extreme case, and I'm not advocating just letting him go, because he does present some kind of real, legitimate threat to this country. But Constitutional protections were designed explictly for extreme cases, weren't they? The Constitution in general, and the Bill of Rights in particular, is supposed to be a limit on government power. If these Constitutional protections can be withdrawn merely because the president says so, then those protections aren't worth very much, are they?
I'm reminded of President Bush telling us, with a straight face, that these terrorists hate us because of our freedom. Well, I imagine they're somewhat mollified now, because there seems to be a bit less of it now.