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Thursday, September 07, 2006

U.S. Military Cares More About Civil Liberties Than Bush Administration

There is something really, really, really wrong with our country when military officials care more about due process rights than our elected civilian leaders.
The Pentagon's top uniformed lawyers took issue Thursday with a key part of a White House plan to prosecute terrorism detainees, telling Congress that limiting the suspects' access to evidence could violate treaty obligations.

Their testimony to a House committee marked the latest time that military lawyers have publicly challenged Bush administration proposals to keep some evidence - such as classified information - from accused terrorists. In the past, some military officials have expressed concerns that if the U.S. adopts such standards, captured American troops might be treated the same way.