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Old October 26th, 2006, 01:28 PM  
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Default Re: Habeas Corpus R.I.P.

In case you didn't notice, that fucktard quoted the exact wording of the bill.

a person who, before, on, or after the date of the enactment of the Military Commissions Act of 2006, has been determined to be an unlawful enemy combatant by a combatant status review tribunal or another competent tribunal established under the authority of the president or the secretary of defense.

They just have to declare you an enemy combatant and you're screwed.

It is also unconstitutional.

The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended unless when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it.

We haven't been invaded by an opposing army, but there sure as hell better be a rebellion if they take away more rights.

An unlawful enemy combatant is defined as one who

has purposefully and materially supported hostilities against the United States

The bill permits any interrogation techniques that do not involve serious pain, which is defined as bodily injury that involves extreme physical pain.

They are permitted to call anyone in the world an enemy combatant; you have the right to respond to evidence against you, but not to examine it. They have the right to torture you in any manner that does not cause "serious pain", meaning you may be tied up in an uncomfortable position in a cold room while being starved and subjected to extreme noise and light conditions.
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