Saturday, March 20, 2010

McCain and Lieberman Cosponsor Horrifying Anti-terrorism Bill

McCain and Lieberman are cosponsoring a piece of legislature that would essentially legalize everything we protested that Bush was doing illegally. So called "unpriviliged enemy belligerants" which encompasses anyone even suspected of terrorism, would be remanded into military custody, including US citizens arrested on American soil, and the belligerants would specifically have their Mirranda rights waived. Once incarcerated, an interrogation would be held to determine if the suspect was indeed an "unprivileged enemy belligerant," in which case he could be held indefinitely until the end of hostilities against the US - which to me sounds like it could easily be a life sentence. The president also has discretion to declare any suspect an "unprivileged enemy belligerant." The implications of this - essentially formally legitimizing all the crimes Bush and Obama have committed - are horrifying.

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