Saturday, September 09, 2006

Bush faces Republican revolt over terror trials

Bush's plan to allow military commissions to convict suspects on the basis of classified, hearsay and torture evidence is being attacked from all sides:

"It would be unacceptable legally in my opinion to give someone the death penalty in a trial where they never had heard the evidence against them." —Senator Lindsey Graham

"I am not aware of any situation in the world where there is a system of jurisprudence that is recognised by civilised people where an individual can be tried and convicted without seeing the evidence against him." —Brigadier General James Walker

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