Monday, September 18, 2006

Bush’s 4 Letter Word, Open Mouth Chewing Form of Justice

As the U.S. Congress wrestles with legislation on how to conduct fair trials of suspected terrorists, the word civilized keeps popping up. Bush wants the civilized world to help moderates in the Middle East succeed.

"The civilized world must stand with moderate, reformist-minded people and help them realize their dreams," Bush said at a news conference Friday.

The problem is much of the world sees Bush’s terror plans as uncivilized and is offended by the use of coerced testimony, hearsay, and restricted access to evidence. Even military leaders are disturbed by the President’s aggressive push.

“I’m not aware of any situation in the world where there is a system of jurisprudence that is recognized by civilized people where an individual can be tried and convicted without seeing the evidence against him.” Brigadier General James Walker, U.S. Marine Corps staff judge advocate

If the President’s plans go through, does the U.S. not join the uncivilized world? Who will be left to help the moderate, reformist minded people to realize their dreams?

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