Saturday, September 09, 2006

Bush faces Republican revolt over terror trials

· Worries over treatment of Guantánamo detainees
· Defendants to be barred from seeing evidence

President George Bush yesterday faced growing opposition from his fellow Republicans to a pillar of his war on terror: his plans to prosecute detainees at Guantánamo at military commissions.

Mr Bush had hoped to use the fifth anniversary of the September 11 attacks on Monday to shift the focus of November's congressional elections away from the war on Iraq to national security. But the strategy misfired with key Republicans balking at a White House proposal for legislation on military tribunals that would deny Guantánamo detainees the right to see classified evidence against them.,,1868462,00.html read all Bush faces Republican revolt over terror trials article

Why bother with courts at all, just throw them in prison for 30 years as all Iraq's are terrorists anyway. Oh wait, there's no evidence Iraq had anything to do with the 9/11 attacks.

Another Bush screwup and own goal, does he ever get anything right! Does he even know where Iraq is on a map?