Since the Patriot Act allows for a broad definition of â€œterroristâ€, this new legislation, should it become law, opens up the possibility of anyone who resists this Administration as being defined a terrorist.
This is really not good, folks!
Bush submits new terror detainee bill – Boston.com
By Anne Plummer Flaherty, Associated Press Writer | July 28, 2006
WASHINGTON –U.S. citizens suspected of terror ties might be detained indefinitely and barred from access to civilian courts under legislation proposed by the Bush administration, say legal experts reviewing an early version of the bill.
A 32-page draft measure is intended to authorize the Pentagon’s tribunal system, established shortly after the 2001 terrorist attacks to detain and prosecute detainees captured in the war on terror. The tribunal system was thrown out last month by the Supreme Court.
Administration officials, who declined to comment on the draft, said the proposal was still under discussion and no final decisions had been made.