Bushwhacking the Constitution

U.S. Senate proves as disdainful of the Constitution as George W. Bush. Be forewarned.

The "great writ" of habeas corpus goes back to the Magna Carta in 1215 and allows a prisoner to go to a court to make the government prove that he or she is being legally held. Making it impossible for a Guantánamo prisoner to go to a court on a habeas petition concerning torture makes the McCain amendment meaningless. I've left two messages with McCain's press secretary to have the senator explain this clear inconsistency. There has been no response, in contrast with quick answers to previous queries.

I had thought John McCain was a man of principle, not just another presidential candidate in 2008.

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