The Good & Bad News Out Of Gitmo


Hmmm, first we have this good news:

The Senate endorsed a plan yesterday that would sharply limit suspected foreign terrorists’ access to U.S. courts, an effort to overturn a landmark 2004 Supreme Court ruling that has allowed hundreds of detainees held by the military at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to challenge their detentions.

At the same time, the proposal would give Congress some oversight of the military process set up to review whether Guantanamo Bay detainees are terrorists and should continue to be held. The measure would subject those tribunal decisions to limited review by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

Approval of the plan, sponsored by Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) and endorsed 49 to 42 mostly along party lines, marks a partial but significant victory for the Bush administration, which has argued that suspected enemy combatants overseas cannot challenge their confinement in U.S. courts.

Of course it split among party lines, the Democrats have become the party of the terrorist supporter, didn’t you know that?

Then we have this news:

NALCHIK, Russia – A man who was held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba has been detained on suspicion of involvement in attacks on police last month in southern Russia, a senior prosecutor said Friday.

Relatives and lawyers confirmed that Rasul Kudayev, a Russian who was released from Guantanamo last year, had been detained and insisted the charges have been fabricated.

Deputy Prosecutor General Nikolai Shepel said witnesses, along with Kudayev’s own confessions, confirmed his involvement in preparing and carrying out the Oct. 13 attacks on government and law enforcement offices in Nalchik, the capital of the troubled Kabardino-Balkariya region.

At least 139 people died in the nearly simultaneous daytime assaults on law enforcement offices, including the 94 accused attackers, according to official tallies. Shepel said more than 40 people have been detained on suspicion of involvement.

Sen. Durbin! Sen Durbin! Where are you? One of your misguided kids is into some tomfoolery.

So on one hand we have the Senate voting to take away access to courts they should never have had and on the other one of the former prisoners kill’s 139 people in Russia.

At least in a Russian prison this scum will get interrogated like he should, instead of having girl’s panties over his head….the shame!

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