Tuesday, November 07, 2006

It could happen to you

Don't think the Military Commissions Act applies only to non-citizens. "Any person" means any person. Read this:

Any person subject to this chapter who, in breach of an allegiance or duty to the United States, knowingly and intentionally aids an enemy of the United States ... shall be punished as a military commission … may direct.

-- from the Military Commissions Act of 2006

Who has allegiance or duty to the United States but American citizens? And what does "aid" mean? Is criticizing the president aiding an enemy? Members of the administration have publicly said so.

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