Thursday, April 26, 2007

Court Asked to Limit Lawyers at Guantánamo

The Justice Department has asked a federal appeals court to impose tighter restrictions on the hundreds of lawyers who represent detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and the request has become a central issue in a new legal battle over the administration’s detention policies.

Saying that visits by civilian lawyers and attorney-client mail have caused “intractable problems and threats to security at Guantánamo,” a Justice Department filing proposes new limits on the lawyers’ contact with their clients and access to evidence in their cases that would replace more expansive rules that have governed them since they began visiting Guantánamo detainees in large numbers in 2004.

...what a stunning couple of weeks of triumph for a healthy democracy for this nation. how much lower can it sink in the eyes of the world?

the virginia tech massacre. not one senator calling for a ban on semi-automatic weapons. meanwhile, over two hundred killed the same week in iraq, and bush has the gall to say he is 'upbeat' and the new plan is meeting expectations. gonzales, the attorney general (bush's handpicked puppet) coming under fire from everyone - except from the whitehouse, of course. the testimony from pat tillman's brother and jessica lynch offering a very different account of events than those portrayed to the media by the us 'hero' army, and now this from the justice department. the shining jewel in the administration's crown: guantanamo bay.

unbelievable. war on terror?

if you haven't seen it, watch the documentary 'control room'

you will never view american media the same way again.

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