The real question they’re asking is: What legal rights should every American citizen have?
Despite his campaign promise, since he’s entered Congress, Mike Quigley has done nothing at all to support legislation to reform or overturn the Military Commissions Act. Quigley hasn’t been able to follow through. Green Party candidate Matt Reichel becomes a much more attractive candidate as Quigley loses progressive voters’ trust.
The legislation, an amendment to the Defense appropriations bill approved yesterday in the House of Representatives, requires military interrogations to be videotaped.
That’s what they say. But honey, the Attorney General collapsed long ago. Leaders of the Federalist Society assembled in the room to hear Mukasey speak asked that everyone pray for Mukasey’s well-being as he was rushed to the hospital. Did they pray for the well-being
Torture muddies the effort to determine who is a terrorist and who is not, and can prevent the punishment of people who have truly committed violent crimes against Americans.
Almost all of the 18 pages of the memo remain censored, and with that much material withheld, it’s impossible to say for sure what the memo really told government interrogators to do to their prisoners.
Right-wingers have a habit of accusing anyone who disagrees with them — anyone who stands up for the Constitution or for non-violence or for environmental responsibility — of being a communist. If I had a dollar bill for every time some right-winger told me that
This is why America needs habeas corpus. A McClatchy Newspapers investigation reveals that “dozens and perhaps hundreds of men” have been wrongfully detained at the Guantanamo Bay indefinite detention facility without charge and without the habeas corpus right to challenge the basis for their detention.