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carincross Donating Member (145 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:50 AM
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Nat Hentoff : Habeas Corpus Sellout
Nat Hentoff's article in today's Washington Times:

http://www.washtimes.com/op-ed/20061008-101402-8020r.ht...

Having achieved much attention for insisting that the president obey the Supreme Court and provide detainees with the protections of the Geneva Conventions, the three rebel Republican senators, John McCain, John Warner and Lindsey Graham, nonetheless have voted in the 65-to-34 majority for the Military Commissions Act of 2006

Although these warriors for principle say they have now achieved their goal ("America can be proud," adds Graham) this unprecedented and far-reaching statute makes it impossible for our detainees anywhere in the world to protest in our courts that their conditions of confinement violate the humane standards of the Geneva Conventions

This legislation not only strips the habeas rights of any alien designated as an unlawful enemy combatant, including permanent alien residents of the United States, but it also greatly and loosely expands the very definition of "enemy combatant."

Mr. McCain, after his involvement in the "compromise" with the president that led to this dangerous law, including the revocation of habeas corpus, said: "We're all winners. I'm very proud of what we've accomplished." When I think of the losers ahead, one person I will not support for the presidency is John McCain, a man whose principles are as flexible as Mr. Bush's pledge to protect our civil liberties.
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pooja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:53 AM
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1. Welcome to DU...
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:18 AM
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2. Hentoff Is An Enabler
His twisted opinions have been supporting BushCo for a long time.
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Joe Bacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:27 AM
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4. I gave up on that dimwit when he demanded Clinton's impeachment.
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 10:45 AM by Joe Bacon
Hentoff is your typical ignorant Naderite.
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geek tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:24 PM
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5. He thought Frist was right about Terri Schiavo.
Screw Nat Hentoff.
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:27 AM
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3. McCain is a disgrace to his proud family name, to the memories of his
father and grandfather who were naval heroes. Moreover, re torture he has shit on every American who ever was or ever will be captured in war imo, including himself, but what does this solitary individual know?
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