Friday, September 08, 2006

Even the military is horrified by Bush's detainee plan

The military's top lawyers are now attacking George W. Bush's latest kangaroo court plan for dealing with terrorist detainees. These so-called courts would have the power to order a detainee's execution without first allowing them to see the evidence against them.

The Washington Post reports:
Several uniformed military lawyers told the House Armed Services Committee yesterday that the White House goes too far in seeking to convict detainees on classified information never shared with the suspects.

"I am not aware of any situation in the world where there is a system of jurisprudence that is recognized by civilized people where an individual can be tried and convicted without seeing the evidence against him," said Brigadier Gen. James C. Walker, staff judge advocate to the Marine Corps commandant.

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