Ever since 9/11, neocons and rightwing nutcases have been trying to make an end run around the Constitution and the Geneva Convention. They’re absolutely certain that every terrorist suspect was caught red-handed trying to kill American citizens. These guilty bastards don’t deserve a lawyer or a fair trial.
Well read this Assholes.
A Canadian citizen (originally from Syria) was arrested in New York in September of 2002 as he was changing planes. He was questioned for 12 days, and then rendered to Syria where he was tortured for ten months. Authorities have now concluded that this 36-year-old computer consultant from Ottawa didn’t commit any crime and wasn’t a security threat.
THIS is why we have a Constitution, the Geneva Convention and access to a lawyer (and family members) for people who are accused of crimes.
Originally Posted at Bring It On!