Tuesday, February 28

US 'settles 9/11 detainee's suit'

The US government has agreed to pay $300,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by an Egyptian arrested after the 11 September attacks, reports say.

The settlement, in which the government did not admit wrongdoing, is said to be the first involving claims of dozens of Muslims arrested after 9/11.

How is agreeing to the settlement of $300k in any way not an admittion of guilt?

Their lawsuit accuses former US Attorney General John Ashcroft and other federal officials of conspiring to violate the rights of Muslim immigrant detainees.

A federal judge ruled last year that Mr Ashcroft must answer questions on the case under oath, but the government has appealed the ruling arguing that top officials need immunity to combat future threats to national security.

Just another example of an out of control, unaccountable Administration
What is more threatening to America's democratic process, and justice system based on "Due Process of Law", the ficticious terrorist threats from foreigners or the present Administration?

Before I go I would like to depart with this few simple quotes -->

"I don’t give a goddamn," Bush retorted. "I’m the President and the Commander-in-Chief. Do it my way."

"Mr. President," one aide in the meeting said . "There is a valid case that the provisions in this law undermine the Constitution."

"Stop throwing the Constitution in my face," Bush screamed back. Bush screamed back. "It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!"

Who's the terrorist threat to American democracy here?

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