/*PenDragn: Republicans in Congress Bend Over to Give Bush What he Wants in Detainee Bill*/

9.26.2006

Republicans in Congress Bend Over to Give Bush What he Wants in Detainee Bill

The government has maintained since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that, based on its reading of the laws of war, anyone it labels an unlawful enemy combatant can be held indefinitely at military or CIA prisons. But Congress has not yet expressed its view on who is an unlawful combatant, and the Supreme Court has not ruled directly on the matter.

As a result, human rights experts expressed concern yesterday that the language in the new provision would be a precedent-setting congressional endorsement for the indefinite detention of anyone who, as the bill states, "has engaged in hostilities or who has purposefully and materially supported hostilities against the United States" or its military allies.


Inadvertently give to the wrong charity? You're will be an enemy combatant with the approval of Congress once this bill passes. Help the wrong person set up a web site? Ditto!

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