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Senators McCain And Lieberman Introduce Bill To Authorize Indefinite Detention

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March 4, 2010
Legislation Would Also Create New System Of Interrogation
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WASHINGTON – A bill introduced today in the Senate would hand the government the power to indefinitely detain terrorism suspects without charge or trial, dealing a swift blow to due process and the rule of law.
The Enemy Belligerent Interrogation, Detention and Prosecution Act of 2010, introduced by Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Joseph Lieberman (I-CT), would also create an entirely new system of interrogation by requiring intelligence officials to be consulted about how to handle terrorism suspects after their capture. The bill was precipitated by misguided objections to the Obama administration’s correct decision to charge accused Christmas Day attacker Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in the criminal court system. The legislation would have a “high value detainee” team, made up of members of different intelligence agencies, interrogate and determine whether alleged terrorist suspects are “unprivileged enemy belligerents.” If so, and if the suspect is then charged, the legislation would mandate the use of the discredited and unconstitutional military commissions.
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Comment by Lorri Bethel on April 7, 2010 at 3:30pm
John McCain is a fascist traitor. I have lost all respect for him. He, of all people, should know better. This bill destroys rights of the American citizen! He has also been silent on the 1.4 million dead Iraqis and what about the illegal use of depleted uranium weapons by America! All this is being done with our tax dollars in our name for fake terror. All the neocons have blood on their hands. STOP THIS ILLEGAL, UNCONSTITUTIONAL, GENOCIDE! NOT IN MY NAME!
Comment by Lorri Bethel on April 7, 2010 at 3:27pm
That's right. It's funny how neocons will protest 'unconstitutional' health care bills or banker bail outs but the patriot act and bills such as this one which destroy and gut the Bill of Rights and Constitution and pose a great danger directly to THEM and there families remain unprotested and the illegal Constitution destroying Patriot Act (which is really designed to take freedom and rights from patriots) was just re-upped without so much as a whimper. *shaking my head*
Comment by Todd on March 10, 2010 at 10:52am
I sure wish more people would see this for what it is. Anyone can be classified as a terrorist. Therefore anyone can be tortured indefinitely without a trial, ever.

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