Welcome to the United States of Gitmo

The administration wants to use military tribunals for any American, any time, for any “crime.” Welcome to Bush’s vision for an American Star Chamber.

A draft Bush administration plan for special military courts seeks to expand the reach and authority of such “commissions” to include trials, for the first time, of people who are not members of al-Qaeda or the Taliban and are not directly involved in acts of international terrorism, according to officials familiar with the proposal.

5 thoughts on “Welcome to the United States of Gitmo”

  1. Maybe this proposal is too much too quickly for acceptance — perhaps it will be dead on arrival as a result.

    If only we could get Uncle Sam to a facility where he could receive proper treatment for his psychotic paranoia and antagonistic behavior. It’s not fun being around him.

    By the way, I had to doctor the link as provided; maybe this link to the Washington Post will work correctly.

  2. This is their next step in the “Amurica for Amuricans” plan. No more pesky thinking people with curiosity or independent thought. They’ve been either frightened away or dealt with. Journalist? Activist? Liberal? Non-Christian? Time to choose: live on your knees or die standing!

  3. Why do I have to leave my home because I disagree with the government? Why should I fear reprisals or be ashamed of my country? I don’t and I shouldn’t. If I leave I am surrendering my home and my rights to those who would destroy what we are supposed to be fighting for.

    OTOH, if I manage to become independently wealthy then there’s this little place in Portugal that I have my eyes on…

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