Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Well how's this for a first post - the Bush Administration is apparently now acknowledging not only that the military commissions were illegal, but that the Guantanamo Bay detainees are covered under the Geneva Conventions. Huh?!!? (excuse me while I pinch myself) Sounds like a massive about-face to me. I can't help wondering if this news will have the lying rodent tearing his hair (or should that be whiskers? Come to think of it he doesn't have that much hair, does he) out in frustration. According to Bloomberg the administration is trying to get around the ruling by getting Congress to ratify the military commissions, but it sounds like it will be a real uphill battle for Dubya & Co.

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