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Court Bows To Obama’s World Domination Plan

May 22, 2010

Yesterday, a federal appeals court ruled that three detainees at Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan had no right to habeas corpus. The detainees, two Yeminis and a Tunisian, contend they were captured outside of Afghanistan then brought to Afghanistan where they have been detained since. Their lawyers argued that they should have the right of habeas corpus like detainees at Guantanamo who were granted the right by the Supreme Court case Boumediene v. Bush.

Let’s just take one of these three, because the government disputes the facts in one case and the other detainee was captured in Pakistan, which is really a de facto war zone. He was captured in Thailand and then transferred to Afghanistan. If the government would have kept him in Thailand, he would have been entitled to a habeas corpus hearing. If the government had transferred him to Guantanamo, he would have had been entitled to a hearing. For the sole reason that the government moved him to Afghanistan, the justification for which is unknown, he now doesn’t have that right. That’s ridiculous. As a detainee’s lawyer said, it’s like putting an on-off switch on the Constitution.

Those who worry that Obama is a Communist who is planning on sending us all labor camps in Alaska are the ones who should be most worried about this. Rolling back the right to habeas corpus would be a great place to start if that’s actually where he was headed.

Glenn Greenwald has more on the stunning hypocrisy of Obama’s extension of President Bush’s campaign against our civil liberty.

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