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Bush terror bill signing - No More Habeas Corpus


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Bush terror bill signing a major victory




Updated: 4:45 p.m. PT Oct 17, 2006


WASHINGTON - President 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.


Be prepared to be rendered!


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More sensationalism from CigMan... and more spin (something *I* have been accused of, but which is quite obvious in this post).


First, nowhere in this newly signed law does it suspend Habeas Corpus for ANY US citizen. This applies to detention of foreigners, who are not necessarily protected by the US Constitution, especially if they are not on US soil.


Second, even if Habeas Corpus was suspended at some time in the future, it may not necessarily be a violation of the Constitution:


"The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it."


So once again we see CigMan focused more on "making our government appear to be criminal" and yet nowhere do we see CigMan concerned about the REAL criminals outside our country who have willingly admitted they wish to do us harm.


It appears to me that CigMan's agenda is related to some sort of axe he has to grind.





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