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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:16 AM
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New plan drawn for trying foreign terror suspects
Aug. 2, 2006, 9:05PM
New plan drawn for trying foreign terror suspects
Tribunals could disallow coerced testimony, keep classified evidence from defendants

By PATTY REINERT
Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON The Bush administration's latest proposal for trying foreign terror suspects would allow military tribunals to consider coerced testimony and hearsay, withhold classified evidence from the accused and in some cases prevent defendants from attending their trials.

U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales described the plan to lawmakers Wednesday. Under refinement by military lawyers who criticized the administration's previous system, the plan also would give the secretary of defense the power to decide what crimes can be tried by the military, he said.

Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Gonzales and Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England said the final proposal, expected to be presented as legislation in September, would otherwise embrace procedures traditionally used in military court-martial proceedings.

Congress and the administration have struggled this summer to develop a new system for trying foreign terror suspects, most of whom are being held at a U.S. Navy prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
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http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nation/4090845.html
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gumby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:24 AM
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1. "FOREIGN" my ass.
Gonzales is a LIAR.

The ONLY reason Congress has "struggled" is because the One Party State wants to hide its FASCISM.
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MSchreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:37 AM
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2. What's not mentioned
Is that part of the proposal is to let Rummy decide what crimes would fall under the jurisdiction of military tribunals.

Martin
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:38 AM
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3. Locking.
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