US legalises torture, disappearances. The populace yawns and reaches for the remote.Gosh isn't this like anti-democratic or something?
'The Senate approved legislation this evening governing the interrogation and trials of terror suspects, establishing far-reaching new rules in the definition of who may be held and how they should be treated....The legislation sets up rules for the military commissions that will allow the government to prosecute high-level terrorists including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, considered the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. It strips detainees of a habeas corpus right to challenge their detentions in court and broadly defines what kind of treatment of detainees is prosecutable as a war crime.' (note: the answer to the question 'what kind of treatment' seems to be 'any kind we goddamn want')