Skip to main content

Forget about justice

George Bush and certain Senators have evidently agreed to measures to circumvent the recent US Supreme Court decision banning military tribunals and abrogating rights under the Geneva Convention.

Whatever these new laws turn out to be The Age reports:

"The [new] provision if made into law, would allow the US to hold terrorism suspects in custody indefinitely if the suspects were not charged with an offence."

Worse still, Major Mori, lawyer for David Hicks is quoted in the LA Times as saying that Hicks will be going backwards in all of this. Read The Age piece here - and wonder, yet again, why the first law-officer in the land, Ruddock, is still doing nothing about the continuing outrage in leaving Hicks uncharged and incarcerated for 5 years, some of that time in solitary confinement.


Colin said…
And those responsible for this disgraceful piece of horse-trading have been calling it 'a win-win situation'. Win-win for the Republican Party, the rest of the world loses.

Popular posts from this blog

Wow!.....some "visitor" to Ferryland in Newfoundland

It's not at all friendly in United's sky!

More than apt commentary in The Guardian (with video)on United Airline's outrageous conduct so widely reported around the world....

It has become apparent that America’s airlines, much like America’s president, have absolutely no shame. They seem to care only about profit and treat the people they supposedly serve like chattel, cattle or criminals.

This week’s installment of airlines reaching new lows is brought to you by United – you know, the people who spendtens of millions of dollarson fancy adverts urging you to “Fly the Friendly Skies”, while seemingly going out of their way to make the skies as unfriendly as possible. The story has been everywhereover the last 24 hours and you’ve probably seen thegraphic video. United overbooked a flight and, having only realized this after the flight had boarded, tried to force a few randomly selected passengers off. One man refused to vacate the seat he paid for and, thus, had a reasonable expectation of sitting in. Security office…