Terror bill can't mask terrible record on Iraq
If the administration had adopted rules similar to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which protects a defendant's rights and assures fair tribunals, trials could have been completed long ago.
JAG Hunter here: Wrong!
America's Articles of War (renamed the UCMJ in 1951) do not protect defendant rights. They do allow for direct action by the state against an accused without jury or judicial review.
Legislation of the Military Commissions Act 2006 and greatly expanded military powers under the UCMJ, with their subsequent enactment by the commander in chief, are illicit acts called attainder only making matters worse. More to follow on the subject of attainder.
Correcting one reporter at a time.
Here endth the lesson. The JAG Hunter 2006©
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