Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Have you forgotten?

I know that I have not forgotten that we were attacked on 9/11 and that we are currently fighting a war on terror. Apparently, the President and the Republican Congress have not forgotten either.

Bush signs bill to interrogate and prosecute suspected terrorists

President Bush signed a sweeping terror interrogation and trial law this morning, creating a legal process for trying terrorism suspects and giving the president the power to determine whether interrogation methods violate international treaties.

"We will meet our obligation to protect our people. And no matter how long it takes, justice will be done," Bush said at a White House bill-signing ceremony. "With the bill I'm about to sign, the men our intelligence officials believe orchestrated the murder of nearly 3,000 innocent people will face justice."

The legislation applies to those selected by the military for prosecution and leaves mostly unaffected the majority of the 14,000 prisoners in U.S. custody, most of whom are in Iraq. Bush needed the legislation because the Supreme Court in June said the administration's plan for trying detainees in military tribunals violated U.S. and international law.


Kudos to the the Democrats who voted for this bill also. They have not forgotten either. Roll Call vote results for HR 6166

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