Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Violating Human Rights in Peoria, Illinois

GlennGreenwald does the heavy lifting in detailing the Bush administration's despicable and unconscionable acts against a man - Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri - legally in the country as a graduate student at Bradley University.

The short of it is that al-Marri has been detained under changing justifications for over five years, largely in solitary confinement and solely on the unilateral order of President Bush.

The Bush Administration is now arguing that al-Marri has no habeas corpus rights because of the Military Commissions Act of 2006. These people know no bounds of decency.

We must remember that the Democrats' win in the elections last week was only one small step toward restoring an America that is a shining beacon of human rights.


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