I have to comment on this again. You and I
don't know under what circumstances these people were captured. All we have to go by is what the government is telling us. The purpose of a trial is to find facts and expose them to the public, so that the government may not act in secret and throw people in dungeons without charge or a way to speak out.
If foreigners have no legal rights
because they are not American citizens and not on American soil, than that means it is legal for you to go to Canada and start hunting French Canadians, so long as you can get back across the border before you are caught, and the Canadians are expected to tolerate this lest we invade or bomb them "in self defense".
It also means that foreigners are not human
and therefore have no unalienable rights, at least not when we are pissed off and looking for revenge for some terrorist attack or another.
Again, if these people are just POWs, than they need to be granted POW status and given the benefits thereof, including release upon the cesation of hostilities (whenever that is). But the government has stated repeatedly that they are not POWs, but rather "illegal combatants", which makes them criminal suspects.
We get upset when our government acts in a lawless manner toward gun owners, OCr's and citizens in general, but for some reason we expect
it to act lawless when engaged in military or covert actions, and then we fail to see the connection between the two.