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The legal phrasing of the Military Commissions Act is so vague, so lacking in definitions and specifics and safeguards, that it applies to literally everyone -- everywhere.  No person, and no class of persons, is ruled out.  Anyone, including every single American citizen, may be deemed a supporter of terrorists or terrorist sympathizers on the word of another person -- and be arrested, imprisoned and tortured on that basis alone, with absolutely no recourse to law, to the courts, or to the norms of the Geneva Convention.

This law applies directly to you.  You can be denounced, and disappear.  Without the guarantee of habeas corpus, you go away without any remedy, without any rights.

I would like to see the actual language of the bill analysed.

Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. -- Euripides
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Sep 30th, 2006 at 01:47:56 PM EST

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