drieuxster (drieuxster) wrote,
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Should American Law Follow The Troops?

Clearly IF we had completely outsourced the WhateverOnWhomever to strictly Private Sources, there would be no question whether or not things should be legal and lawful. Because then we could have bought the war services of organizations that did not recognize any form of law, and that of course would have included Contract Law, and all would be right with the world because we would not have to pay them...

You know, sorta like how the Pro-War Camp wants to ditch out on the contract with the troops.

But Now we Have Judges, Gone Crazy:
The Obama administration's plan to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay grew more complicated Thursday, after a federal judge ruled that at least some of the long-term prisoners at the Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan are entitled to the same legal rights as the Guantánamo detainees.

U.S. District Judge John Bates, an appointee of former President George W. Bush, said the prisoners who were shipped to Bagram from outside Afghanistan are "virtually identical" in legal terms to those who were sent to Guantánamo.

Therefore, these prisoners have the right to challenge their detention before a judge, Bates said. He cited the Supreme Court's decision last year holding that the right to "habeas corpus" extended to the Guantánamo prison, and concluded there was no reason not to extend the same legal status to those held at the military prison in Afghanistan.

[ cf Detainees can make case in U.S. court, judge says ]
In the words of John Stewart:
WhaAaaT?
A Dubya appointee arguing that all of the persons who get detained by american troops are still, gosh, under american laws.... since, well the american troops are not allowed to simply violate UCMJ law, simply because the Pro-War Wheenies CONUS do not have the MaleAppendages to follow their Rhetoric Into TheHostileFirePayZone!!!

What ever will they do???

How ever will we be allowed to majikally disappear folks....


{ Remember boys and NonPerkin, no Irony was abused in the creation of this blog entry. }
Tags: law, republican_pron, war, war_crimes
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