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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-15-07 06:37 AM
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Analysis: Bush policy on terror-war detainees under assault in both Congress and courts
Analysis: Bush policy on terror-war detainees under assault in both Congress and courts

June 15, 2007 6:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) President Bush's global war on terror is drawing heavy fire on the home front, both from Congress and the courts.

The president's assertion of extraordinary powers from the limitless holding of "enemy combatants" to the warrantless surveillance of Americans is under challenge from all directions.

A pair of recent rulings, one from a military court and the other from a federal appeals panel, delivered fresh legal broadsides against Bush's tactics for dealing with terrorism suspects.

The days for such anti-terrorism strategies may be numbered.

"I think that the next president, whether Democratic or Republican, is going to have to reverse course on some of these decisions," said Paul C. Light, professor of public policy at New York University. "You cannot assert yourself into a stronger presidency. That requires legislation, and then judicial review."

more:http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AI...
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-15-07 07:23 AM
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1. Call It "Official Terrrorism," NOT Anti-Terrorism, And You'd Have It Just Right
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