Saturday, September 09, 2006

Bush Pushes Hard for Coerced Testimony & Restricted Evidence on Radio

President Bush pled his case for military tribunals to the American people via his Saturday morning radio talk. He emphasized the need to continue the war on terror, including the CIA secret prisons that use “tough” interrogation methods.

Not said are his plans to allow coerced testimony, hearsay, and restricted access to evidence in those “fair” trials. He also failed to mention the CIA is not subject to the military's new rules for interrogations.

An Egyptian student, Abdallah Higazy was held for over a month post 9-11 based on hearsay and coerced testimony. Khaled el-Masri, a German citizen kidnapped in Europe, tortured and held in a secret prison in Afghanistan, was a “CIA mistake”.

When Bush argues for his plan, he lobbies for more Higazys and el-Masris. Make no mistake about it. Porter Goss guaranteed it as CIA director when he said “We make mistakes.”

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