Bush administration lawyers, fighting a claim of torture by a Guantanamo Bay detainee, yesterday argued that the new law that bans cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of detainees in U.S. custody does not apply to people held at the military prison.
Here’s what the judge on the case said…
U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler said in a hearing yesterday that she found allegations of aggressive U.S. military tactics used to break the detainee hunger strike “extremely disturbing” and possibly against U.S. and international law. But Justice Department lawyers argued that even if the tactics were considered in violation of McCain’s language, detainees at Guantanamo would have no recourse to challenge them in court.
So basically we’re saying, “We’re force feeding this enemy combatant so we can further torture him…indefinitely.”
When will this end? And please don’t answer with , “When the terrorists stop bombing us!” You all know what I mean by my question, so please respond to it earnestly.
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