Nasty Letters To Crooked Politicians

As we enter a new era of politics, we hope to see that Obama has the courage to fight the policies that Progressives hate. Will he have the fortitude to turn the economic future of America to help the working man? Or will he turn out to be just a pawn of big money, as he seems to be right now.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

The New York Times > Opinion > Chimp_junta and Gitmo: Nazis Gone Wild

The New York Times > Opinion > Editorial: The Rule of Law at Gitmo: "(A) prosecution before the first American military commission since World War II was halted this week, just as it was getting started, by a federal judge in Washington who ruled that the proceedings lacked the basic elements of a fair trial and violated the Geneva Conventions. It was the latest in a series of court decisions that have taken the Bush administration to task for trampling on the law in the name of fighting terrorists. The administration should bring its policies into compliance with the law.

Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a former driver for Osama bin Laden who was taken captive in Afghanistan, was to be tried as a war criminal before the newly created military commission at Guant´┐Żnamo. Under the legal regime set up by the Bush administration, these tribunals lack the procedural safeguards of a court-martial. Mr. Hamdan would have very little right to see the evidence presented against him, a situation that puts a defendant at a severe disadvantage."


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