This bill authorizes torture

The “Terrorist Detainee” bill passed the US House of Representatives by 253 to 168 vote yesterday. Aka the Military Commissions Act of 2006. House Resolution 6166, passed on Roll Call 491 of the secon

The “Terrorist Detainee” bill passed the US House of Representatives by 253 to 168 vote yesterday. Aka the Military Commissions Act of 2006. House Resolution 6166, passed on Roll Call 491 of the secon

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The "Terrorist Detainee" bill passed the US House of Representatives by 253 to 168 vote yesterday. Aka the Military Commissions Act of 2006. House Resolution 6166, passed on Roll Call 491 of the second session of the 109th Congress. It went to the US Senate yesterday, which is expected to pass it today. George W. Bush wants this bill very much and will sign it quickly.

In plain English, this bill authorizes torture. One way a society commits atrocities is to rename or redefine them. Thus we Americans now will "legally" do what Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia legally did. So much for our supposed respect for the rule of law. The Bill of Rights is now being trashed. Representative Rick Larsen voted against the passage of this torture bill.

Molly Ivins has a commentary - Habeas Corpus, R.I.P. (1215 - 2006)

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