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The Eye of NOI Finally Falls on Hamdan

Thursday, June 29, 2006

The NOI's have finally ruled that President Bush overstepped his authority in ordering military war crimes trials for Guantanamo Bay detainees. So, what was finally decided? Well...
The ruling, a rebuke to the administration and its aggressive anti-terror policies, was written by Justice John Paul Stevens, who said the proposed trials were illegal under U.S. law and Geneva conventions.
The case focused on Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a Yemeni who worked as a bodyguard and driver for Osama bin Laden. Hamdan, 36, has spent four years in the U.S. prison in Cuba. He faces a single count of conspiring against U.S. citizens from 1996 to November 2001.
While reading this article at Yahoo! News, I came across the following line:
Bush spokesman Tony Snow said the White House would have no comment until lawyers had had a chance to review the decision. Officials at the Pentagon and Justice Department were planning to issue statements later in the day.
The way Tony Snow's comment came across reminded me of yesterday's post where I pointed out how this administration has made a habit of rejecting our reality and substituting in it's own version via signing statements.


Blogger April said...

Ok, it may be nearly July, but I hear a "Snow" storm coming.

9:00 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Until the indefinite detention of the Guantánamo prisoners is itself challenged, Bush can just keep them there and do nothing. It's for your protection, of course, just like his domestic spying and undeclared wars on other countries he doesn't like.

1:55 PM  

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