What have we here?
Where are the human-rights "activists" protesting this extrajudicial, open-ended detention?
Federal quarantine for TB travelerNope, he's just not getting out.
ATLANTA - A man with a rare and dangerous form of tuberculosis ignored doctors' advice and took two trans-Atlantic flights, leading to the first U.S. government-ordered quarantine since 1963, health officials said Tuesday.
The man, whom officials did not identify, is at Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital in respiratory isolation.
He is not facing prosecution, health officials said.
There will be no lawyers.
There will be no habeus corpus.
There will be no charges.
He'll just be held prisoner, because he's a risk to society.
For an indefinite amount of time.
And there won't be a peep from the left!
The man said the CDC contacted him in Rome during his honeymoon, telling him that he had to return home and that he had to turn himself in to Italian authorities, be isolated and be treated there, the Journal-Constitution reported.Oh, OTHER than that little quarantine order, boo-hoo, I did all you asked!
"He was told in no uncertain terms not to take a flight back," Cetron said.
In an attempt to evade the no-fly list that the CDC had put him on, he and his wife flew into Canada and drove to the U.S., he told the newspaper.
"I'm a very well-educated, successful, intelligent person," he told the paper. "This is insane to me that I have an armed guard outside my door when I've cooperated with everything other than the whole solitary-confinement-in-Italy thing."
The quarantine order was the first since 1963, when the government quarantined a patient with smallpox, according to the CDC.Why are not hordes of lawyers and protesters descending to free this poor man who broke no laws?
Health officials worry about "multidrug-resistant" TB, which can withstand the mainline antibiotics isoniazid and rifampin. The man was infected with something even worse — "extensively drug-resistant" TB, also called XDR-TB, which resists many drugs used to treat the infection.
There have been 17 U.S. XDR-TB cases since 2000, according to CDC statistics.
It's what they do for the soulless killers at Guantanamo!
Clearly, this proves they are not motivated by any kind of pure "principal."
They just want to harm the war effort.
But they don't want to get XDR-TB, I mean, that would be crazy!
Just send him to Gitmo and be done with it!
Here's an idea, have the CDC just declare all the terrorists to be health risks, and have them quarantined on "doctor's orders."
There'd be no points to be scored against George Bush then, in fighting for their release, and we could hold them forever without any more fuss!
Until the tribunal-ordered hangings start, anyway!