Saturday, March 17, 2007

Bush supports independent judiciary!

President Bush demonstrates his understanding of the importance of not just believing every charge brought against anyone without some independent investigation: "I support a plan that says that there’ll be an indpendent judiciary analyzing every charge brought forth, and when someone is found guilty there’s punishment," he said.

Good news for U.S. prisoners on Guantanamo Bay and elsewhere, held for years without access to judicial proceedings? No, President Bush was referring to the need for indpendent judicial investigation into charges that political allies of Colombia's President Alvaro Uribe are tied to right-wing death squads in that country. Independent judicial investigation is for charges in other countries; our executive branch gets to hold people on its own authority.

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