Not to be competitive about it or anything, but following up on Matt's post, the case of Mohammed Jawad, the Afghan picked up at age 16 or 17 and tortured before he was transported to Guantanamo Bay, could rival even the Uighurs' case for surreality.

Today, the American Civil Liberties Union, representing Jawad in his habeas corpus petition, was forced into the bizarre situation of having to file a brief opposing the government's motion to dismiss Jawad's case based on his pending military commission proceeding.

But wait, didn't President Obama suspend the military commission proceedings? Yes, actually, one of the president's first acts was to instruct the Defense Secretary Robert Gates to seek a suspension of all military commission proceedings. Administration officials, including Attorney General Eric Holder, have also made clear that they believe the military commissions are unconstitutional. So why are they trying to dismiss the habeas petition in deference to the military commission?