The Federal Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has ruled that the Current Federal Administration can’t jail someone just because he wants to, however he trumps up the evidence:
A federal appeals court in Washington has invalidated the Bush Administration’s finding that a detainee held for more than six years in the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is “an enemy combatant,” and ordered the government to release him, transfer him, or offer him a new hearing.
In a ruling decided Friday but released today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that Huzaifa Parhat, an ethnic Chinese Uighur captured during the early stages of the U.S. war in Afghanistan, was inappropriately designated an enemy combatant at a hearing known as a “combatant status review tribunal.” The court said the United States can no longer hold him.
It is time for Mr. Bush to recognize that this country has a president.
Not a king.
But he won’t.