Friday, September 29, 2006

Torture Is Legal - The Constitution Is Dead


The Military Commissions Act of 2006 'Legalizes Tyranny', Codifies Torture and Grants Bush Retroactive Immunity for War Crimes.

President Bush signed the Military Commissions Act into law Tuesday morning, [October 17] establishing a system of military tribunals to try prisoners designated as “unlawful enemy combatants.” This category will include both those now imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay and anyone else, citizen or non-citizen, whom the Bush administration so designates.

The most sweeping legal change wrought by the act is to eliminate the habeas corpus rights of any non-citizen seized by the US government and imprisoned as an “unlawful enemy combatant.” These individuals will have no right to a judicial hearing to examine whether there is sufficient evidence to warrant their detention.

Check out this 10 minute video - Conservative pundit Andrew Sullivan to Anderson Cooper: Detainee Bill "Legalizes Tyranny."

Whatever else this is, it is not a constitutional democracy. It is a thinly-veiled military dictatorship, subject to only one control: the will of the Great Decider. And the war that justifies this astonishing attack on American liberty is permanent without end.

The Bush Administration is a fascist regime that must be stopped. Period.

"All the way to Guantanamo..."


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