The Bush plan to allow them to jail anyone, including citizens, indefinitely without recourse to civilian courts and with greatly reduced rights is running into serious opposition from Republicans and the military. I’d hoped this would happen and am glad it is. This genuinely fascist bill needs to be killed dead with a stake through its heart.
The administration’s plans have sounded alarms in the military’s legal corps and on Capitol Hill, who say the UCMJ is a tried-and-true body of law that is well-regarded around the world.
Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday morning, prior to Gonzales’ remarks, the services’ Judge Advocate Generals said they would not support passing a law that would bar defendants from accessing evidence, which is considered a fundamental right in civilian and military courts.
GOP senators who have been negotiating a final legislative proposal with the administration said they, too, were unconvinced the administration’s position was sound.
Let’s keep the pressure on by blogging, talking about it, and mobilizing against it. Even the Right is appalled by this sickening neocon attack on the Constitution. We need to make sure this bill never passes, with no loopholes, and no way out for the neocons who have now shown their true freedom-hating colors by attempting to destroy the Constitution.