Tuesday, April 5, 2005

Law and the "War on Terror"

Phil Carter has an article that just came out discussing the Bush administration's arguments that extralegal measures like special military tribunals are necessary to fight terrorism:  Legal Combat Slate 04/04/05.  The bottom line:

Nearly 43 months have passed since 9/11, longer than between Pearl Harbor and the German surrender in World War II. The time has come for normal judicial and political institutions to reassert themselves.

If you feel like wading through some legalese, a friend-of-the-court brief which Carter wrote arguing against military tribunals in the case of Hamdan v. Rumsfeld which is currently before the Supreme Court: Brief dated 12/29/04.

3 comments:

anarchitek said...

This administration is the most dangerous of all time.  True freedom is an endangered species, and we know how they feel about those!  Sunday's LA Times had an article about how the DEMOCRATS do a much better job of achieving the REPUBLICAN agenda than does the GOP!   Going back over the last 50 years, no less.  The record is even worse starting with Reagan...lower deficits, less waste, lower taxes, less intrusion by the government, lower growth of the government, on all counts the REPUBLICANs only pay lip service to these values!  Bruce  

purcellneil said...

You write:
The time has come for normal judicial and political institutions to reassert themselves.

Bruce,

The delusional has become normal.  So has the suppression of haebeus corpus.

The Global War on Terrorism, like the Ten Commandments, is a matter of faith.  

Do you understand your complete lack of rights, as I have tried to explain to you?  You have no right to a lawyer, and if one is appointed, you will not be permitted to meet with him.  Now take off your clothes and smile for the camera.

That's the problem with you liberals -- always whinin' about rights.

Don't you realize we have to be ready to give up our freedoms to save them?

Neil


bmiller224 said...

Neil - oh, yeah, freedom is on the march, I forgot.  Thanks for the reminder.  War is peace, slavery is freedom and we all adore Dear Leader Bush.  I'll try to keep that in mind from now on! - Bruce