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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.


The problem is not this case. The problem is that we here have an instrument which is SO wide open to abuse.
There are none of the safeguards which are necessary for every instrument given to the executive.
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