Friday, June 13, 2008

Bush Loses, Justice Wins

And Bush is pouting like a two year old. "We'll abide by the court's decision, that doesn't mean I have to agree with it."

From Guantanamo ruling - the fallout by Kevin Connolly:

Whatever you think about the morality and legitimacy of the Guantanamo detention facility, there can be no doubting the determination of the Bush administration to stick to its policy, regardless of judicial attempts to undermine it.

The legal implications of Thursday's judgement are huge - after all, it is at least possible that it might end with American judges ordering the American government to release foreign detainees.

It means that even though the US government deliberately built this camp in an American base on the island of Cuba - so that it is not on American soil - and even though the detainees are not US citizens, they are deemed to have rights under the constitution.

The Bush argument that those rights are forfeit because America is fighting a "war on terror" was dismissed.
Read more here.

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