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I read this and am actually a lot less troubled about it than I was a few days ago. Yes we are suspending his rights as an American Citizen, no doubt about it. So who and what was involved in the process of classifying this guy as an enemy combatant?

Well from the executive branch Ashcroft, Rumsfeld, and Bush all agreed after looking at the evidence that he should be classified as an enemy combatant with Bush making the final decision. I don't trust Ashcroft's judgment, but I do trust that Rumsfeld would be honest in making that evaluation. And I trust that Bush would not risk his Presidency by making this classification unnecessarily.

And then the Senate Judiciary committee held the hearing to review this matter. And again after examining the evidence they have concluded that enemy combatant is warranted in this particular case. When you see Ashcroft non-fans like Ted Kennedy, Joe Biden, Pat Leahy, and Diane Feinstein on this committee, I think the only possible conclusion is that this action was completely necessary.

When you see how many hoops they had to jump through to suspend this guys rights, the notion that “it could happen to anybody” is preposterous.
Still, I remain in favor of new federal “attempted murder by terrorism” laws that would be easier to prove in out regular court system, and raise far less in the way of troubling questions.

http://judiciary.senate.gov/members.cfm

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