posted on Oct, 17 2006 @ 10:37 AM
Bush's bill was signed into law, allowing the interrogation and prosecution of suspected terrorists. Having already admitted that secret
interrogations had been carried out by CIA "not on US soil", this bill offers supposed protection to detainees against some "indignities" such as
rape, but it does not require them to have legal councel or representation. The law also prevent detainees from filing habius corpus petitions -
specifically to prevent challenges to the "definitions" of the bill in court.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President George W. Bush signed legislation Tuesday authorizing tough interrogation of terror suspects and smoothing the way for
trials before military commissions, calling it a "vital tool" in the war against terrorism.
Bush's plan for treatment of the terror suspects became law just six weeks after he acknowledged that the CIA had been secretly interrogating
suspected terrorists overseas and pressed Congress to quickly give authority to try them in military commissions.
"With the bill I'm about to sign, the men our intelligence officials believe orchestrated the murder of nearly 3,000 innocent people will face
justice," Bush said.
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It is amazing that this administration has gotten away with blatant disregard for laws and human rights issues. If a man being "charged with assault"
for criticising Cheney and a fouteen year old girl being publicly humiliated and "exploited" is a sign of the times. This Bill will give The Bush
Administration even more "strong arm" abilities. This is a Government in need of serious reform and I can't believe the Bill is passed...Bush lied
consistently about the "detainment camps", he consistently lied about the brute forces being used to coerse confessions or "information" from people
held only as suspect.
He must have taken a page right out of the Machevelian Guidebook...fear, intimidation and now the "right" to hold suspected terrorists indefinately,
without legal councel and preventing them from making any challenge against their interrogators.
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