Thursday, July 17, 2008

It could happen to YOU!

Appeals Court Divided In Enemy Combatant Ruling
by Ari Shapiro, NPR
Morning Edition, July 16, 2008 · A federal appeals court says the only man being held as an enemy combatant on U.S. soil has the right to challenge his detention. But the court couldn't be more divided.
Ali al-Marri has been in military custody for five years, accused of having ties to al-Qaida.

Accused of having ties to al Qaeda. W said so. It must be true.

Under W's theory of law, YOU could be accused of having ties to al Qaeda, on his say-so, and locked up. Forever. Without appeal. Without access to courts. Ever.

A fantasy:
George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, vanished today. As far as anyone can tell, W was designated an "enemy combatant" by President XLIV, and whisked away to an unknown military detention facility. Under Executive Orders issued by W, this action is perfectly legal. In the event that W is listening: I told ya so!
Well... it could happen...

Stop the madness!

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