New low for American "justice"

Having hit rock bottom, they've somehow managed to keep digging. You have to wonder what would not be acceptable to Bush and his friends. According to a new proposal, "suspected terrorists" may be imprisoned or put to death based on hearsay evidence and "coerced" (i.e., obtained through torture) testimony:

The Pentagon has drafted a manual for upcoming detainee trials that would allow suspected terrorists to be convicted on hearsay evidence and coerced testimony and imprisoned or put to death.

According to a copy of the manual obtained by The Associated Press, a terror suspect's defense lawyer cannot reveal classified evidence in the person's defense until the government has a chance to review it.

What this proposal is, is not so much codifying any kind of procedural norms as it is enshrining the lack of any rules whatsoever on the treatment of desginated "enemies". This is another plank in the edfice of our rising American despotism.

People in the military have already begun speaking out against this disgusting bit of "justice". Can we get a unified Congressional stance against it as well?

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