Monday, August 01, 2005

Further Unraveling of the Bush Nightmare of "Terrorist" Prisoner Abuse

The Bush administration's brutal and unjust treatment of prisoners in the so-called war on terrorism is beginning to unravel on several fronts. Defenders of torture and prisoner abuse contend terrorists don't have any rights because they are not really prisoners of war. Now even key Republicans are saying enough is enough. But still there are the right wing fanatic legislators who claim, "These people are terrorists." But no proof is offered and the Bush administration clings to the belief they don't have to offer any and can hold people as long as they want to as long as they attach the label "terrorist" to them.

Now, John McCain, who hasn't had the courage to speak out before, finally says, "It's not about who they are. It's about who we are." McCain along with two other Republican Senators, John Warner and Lindsey Graham, have finally introduced legislation to halt prisoner abuse. It's about time. Bob Herbert of the N. Y Times enlightens us further

Even military prosecutors who are suppossed to be tough on the accused are saying prisoners are being denied their rights even under the draconian system the Bush administration has set up to comply with court rulings that prisoners must have a hearing. Another N.Y. Times story uncovers the insanity behind the scenes the Bush administration doesn't want us to see.


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