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Sunday, January 02, 2005

Coming Soon: BushCo.'s Fawlty Tower

From N2: WaPo reports this morning that the Defense Department has asked Congress for $25 million for a facility to hold detainees for life without benefit of a trial. "The new prison, dubbed Camp 6...would be designed for prisoners the government believes have no more intelligence to share" and would provide "a more permanent approach for potentially lifetime detentions, including for hundreds of people now in military and CIA custody whom the government does not have enough evidence to charge in courts."

Earth to Dubya: were you paying any attention to the Supreme Court this summer when they ruled that the 600 men from 42 countries who were being detained at Guantanamo Bay had the right to fight their detention in federal court? When Justice John Paul Stevens said that "a state of war is not a blank check for the President when it comes to the rights of the nation’s citizens"?

I feel my breakfast brewing an editorial comment.