Detainees compromise: Lose-lose

USA Today
by Nat Hentoff

09/26/06

The rebellion by Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona, John Warner of Virginia and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina against the president's proposed legislation to comply with the Supreme Court's June decision on the treatment of enemy combatants (Hamdan v. Rumsfeld) has ended -- with fanfare -- in a 'compromise.' ... This pact's most radical failure to adhere not only to the Geneva Conventions but also to a core right in our Constitution is in its allowing the three celebrated senators and the president to revoke habeas corpus petitions on conditions of confinement by any alien detainee -- not only those at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba -- designated, with or without charges, as an 'enemy combatant.' This view of The Great Writ as an irritating inconvenience in the war on terrorism -- particularly denounced by Graham for 'clogging the courts' with detainee petitions -- is embedded in the renowned Senate Armed Services Committee bill generated by .... the same three senators applauded by some civil libertarians for standing up to the president...

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