Monday, June 11, 2007

More rough justice for Bush

Which means more good news for those of us who actually believe in truth, justice and the American way. Reuters has the story:

“President George W. Bush cannot order the military to indefinitely imprison a suspected al Qaeda operative, who is the only foreign national held in the United States as an ‘enemy combatant,’ a court ruled on Monday. The 2-1 appellate ruling was a major setback for Bush’s contention in the war on terrorism that he has the power to detain people in the United States without charging them.

“The court panel based in Richmond, Virginia, ruled that the Qatari national involved, Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, must be released from military custody.”

Click here to read the story.

Of course, for the Bush loyalists who like to believe that we should forget all about the Constitution and legal precedent -- because we are so afraid, or we hate so much -- this ruling will be seen as a setback in the so-called War on Terror.

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