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calendar   Thursday - April 02, 2009

DAMN! ISN’T THERE ANYONE WHO IS ABLE TO RID AMERICA OF JUDGES LIKE THIS?

Come On People.

Where’s this going? A courtroom with aclu representation? It could. Would you want to bet your house against it?

Isn’t there anyone who’s willing enough and trained and capable enough to rid us of these dupes of the left.

Then what? A law suit that favors the grizzly bearded fagots at US expense?  I wouldn’t bet against that either.

Terrorist suspects held in Afghanistan can challenge detention in US civil courts
A US judge ruled on Thursday that terrorist suspects held at a military air base in Afghanistan can use US civilian courts to challenge their detentions.

By Alex Spillius in Washington
Last Updated: 6:46PM BST 02 Apr 2009

US District Judge John Bates turned down the US government’s motion to deny the right to three foreign detainees at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.

The decision followed a US Supreme Court ruling last year that said detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, had the right to challenge their detentions in court.

The US government had argued that it did not apply to those in Afghanistan, but Mr Bates said the cases were essentially the same and quoted the Supreme Court ruling repeatedly in his judgment.

He wrote that the determination to hold them as enemy combatants is part of a process even more inadequate at Bagram than it is at Guantanamo.

Three detainees are from outside Afghanistan - Fadi al-Maqaleh of Yemen, Amin al-Bakri of Yemen and Redha al-Najar of Tunisia. Mr Bates reserved judgment on one detainee, Haji Wazir, because he is an Afghan citizen.

The judge’s decision will complicate the task facing President Barack Obama as he attempts to dismantle the punitive architecture of George W Bush’s war on terror.

The new president has vowed to close the controversial prison on Cuba by January next year and has tasked officials to determine what to do with the remaining 250 prisoners there.

So far his administration, like Mr Bush’s before it, has ignored the issue of Bagram, which has been used to detain Taliban fighters and al-Qaeda suspects since the early days of the US invasion of Afghanistan.

Despite his pledge on Guantanamo, critics have accused him of continuing some of the practices of the Bush era.


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