27 July 2006

scary

from andrew sullivan:

Bush's Response to Hamdan

27 Jul 2006 06:23 pm

Marty Lederman has posted the text of the White House's draft legislation on military prisoners. It's a work in progress but its scope is clear:

On first glance, it does not appear to be limited to aliens, nor even to Al Qaeda and other groups and individuals covered by the September 18, 2001 AUMF -- it covers any and all "enemy combatants" against the U.S. and its allies in any conflict, anywhere and at any time.

Consider yourself warned. This kind of legislation, enabling the government to seize, imprison, and torture anyone, including U.S. citizens, without the legal protections accorded for centuries by Anglo-American principles of justice is deeply, deeply worrying.

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