I must have missed this in the news day, but Bob Robinson covers it well: Supreme Court rejects Guantanamo military tribunals. Bob’s report is fairly linkified, so there’s extra reading available by starting with his summary. In short though, it sounds like the US Supreme Court has ruled that ol’ GW’s kangaroo court (and I’m being charitable) at Guantanamo are “unlawful.” This is the euphemistic way of telling the US President, “Dude, you ignorant putz! You’re breaking the law here and violating people’s basic rights under US Military rules (law) and the Geneva Convention.” For his part, Bush says he’ll take this new ruling “seriously.” Uh, yeah. What happens to other when they violate the Geneva Convention? This is the biggest abuse of power and position since, uh, O.J. Simpson. Those who were tortured in the name of the Bush Vendetta will probably get just about that much justice, too.
Supreme Court rejects Guantanamo military tribunals
by Brother Maynard | Jun 30, 2006 | Current Events, Politics | 1 comment
Oh no … you don’t know how huge this is. That Supreme Court has on it two justices (judges) who were appointed by Bush. The Chief Justice was just appointed by him. It is overwhelmingly conservative by a count of about 7 to 2. When most of us heard that this case was going before the Supreme Court, we groaned. It was almost a forgone conclusion that nothing would happen. So … this is HUGE!!! A landmark decision and (hopefully) the beginning of the end of this stinky awful mess. Bush thought he’d bought himself a kangaroo court … but now, maybe, not so much.