Friday | September 27, 2002
Padilla's lawyers attack detention
One of Osama Bin Laden's greatest successes has been to spur the Bush Administration into curtailing those very freedoms he supposedly "hates". Front and center is Jose Padilla, a gang-banger and apparently unsavory character. Yet, despite administration assertions that he's a terrorist, they continue to hold him sans charges or lawyers.
The Administration's treatment of suspects since September 11 has no consistency. They make up the rules as they go along. Padilla and Yaser Hamdi are citizens who are detained without rights as "enemy combatants." John Walker Lindh, the Buffalo Six, the Detroit Four, James Ujaama, Zacarias Moussaoui and accused "shoe-bomber" Richard Reid have been processed in the federal criminal courts and are receiving the due process and other rights required by our system of justice.Posted September 27, 2002 12:26 PM | Comments (1)