Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Who needs the Bill of Rights - Alberto is on the case

With their suspect (a U.S. citizen arrested within our borders) locked up incommunicado for three years on Shrub's personal orders, no habeas corpus, no due process, no access to an attorney and no Constitutional right to a speedy trial or anything else, the Mandarin bets this crew could find enough to indict anyone. Even you.

Feel safer?

Original photo caption: Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, second from left, with Federal Bureau of Investigation Assistant Director John Pistole, left, Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Division Alice Fisher, second right, and Alex Acosta U.S. attorney general for Southern District of Florida, right, announces the indictment of Jose Padilla, a U.S. Citizen, during a news conference at the Department of Justice, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005 in Washington. Padilla, a Brooklyn-born Muslim convert, held for three years as an enemy combatant suspected of plotting a 'dirty bomb' attack in the U.S., has been indicted on charges that he conspired to 'murder, kidnap and maim' people overseas. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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