Friday, February 04, 2005

Whacked

From Bob Herbert's column in today's New York Times:
In one hearing that led up to Monday's decision, Judge Green attempted to see how broadly the [U.S.] government viewed its power to hold detainees. Administration lawyers told her, in response to a hypothetical question, that they believed the president would even have the right to lock up "a little old lady from Switzerland" for the duration of the war on terror if she had written checks to a charity that she believed helped orphans, but that actually was a front for Al Qaeda.

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