Ten Reasons to Fire George W. Bush (and Nine Reasons Why Kerry Won't Be Much Better)
Walker, Jesse, Reason
Indefinite detentions. Since 9/11, the U.S. government has imprisoned more than 1,000 people for minor violations of immigration law and held them indefinitely, sometimes without allowing them to consult a lawyer, even after concluding that they have no connections to terrorist activities. (Sirak Gebremichael of Ethiopia, to give a recently infamous example, was arrested for overstaying his visa-and then jailed for three years while awaiting deportation.) The Bush administration also has claimed the right to detain anyone designated an "enemy combatant" in a legal no man's land for as long as it pleases, although the Supreme Court finally put some restrictions on that particular practice.
Abu Ghraib. Meaning all the places where Americans have tortured detainees, not just the prison that gave the scandal its name. While there are still people who claim that this was merely a matter of seven poorly supervised soldiers "abusing" (not torturing!). Some terrorists, it's clear now that the …
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Publication information: Article title: Ten Reasons to Fire George W. Bush (and Nine Reasons Why Kerry Won't Be Much Better). Contributors: Walker, Jesse - Author. Magazine title: Reason. Volume: 36. Issue: 5 Publication date: October 2004. Page number: 32+. © 2009 Reason Foundation. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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