Tuesday, July 11, 2006

And they chant: "Look at the scoreboard!"

In Big Shift, U.S. to Follow Geneva Treaty for Detainees:

Beginning shortly after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the military lawyers warned that the administration’s plan for military commissions put the United States on the wrong side of the law and breached international standards. Most important, they warned, the plan could endanger members of the American military who might someday be captured by an enemy and treated the way detainees at Guantánamo have been.

But the lawyers’ sense of vindication at the Supreme Court’s 5-to-3 decision is tempered by growing anxiety over what may happen next. Several military lawyers, most of them retired, have said they are troubled by the possibility that Congress may restore the kind of system they have long argued against.

Along with Iraq, this is another major f*ck-up by Howard: supporting the Bush Admin on Gitmo and the treatment of the people detained there.