Sunday, July 09, 2006

Justices Tacitly Backed Use of Guant�namo, Bush Says - New York Times

What unadulterated bullshit. In the case before the Supremes, Guantanamo was not at issue. Therefore, there was no ruling about it one way or the other.

As far as the majority opinon goes, what part of war crimes does Chimpy not understand. Justice Kennedy made ample references to article 3 of the U.N. Charter, forbidding torture and other inhumane treatment of detainees.

This ruling leaves open the possibility of war crimes trrials for Chimpy, Rummy and little Alberto, just to name a few.

Bush really believes he is above the law.

Justices Tacitly Backed Use of Guant�namo, Bush Says - New York Times:

"Mr. Bush's remarks put a favorable spin on a ruling that has been widely interpreted as a rebuke of the administration's policies in the war on terror. The court, ruled broadly last week in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld that military commissions were unauthorized by statute and violated international law.

The question of whether Mr. Bush had properly used Guantanamo Bay to house detainees was not at issue in the case. At issue was whether the president could unilaterally establish military commissions with rights different from those allowed at a court-martial to try detainees for war crimes.

Mr. Bush has said since the ruling that he will work with Congress to figure out how to use military commissions to try detainees, a promise he repeated on Friday in Chicago.

'I am willing to abide by the ruling of the Supreme Court,' the president said."

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