House Passes Landmark Interrogation Bill

9/29/2006 12:10:00 PM

Cardoza Puts Rights of Terrorists Before National Security

MODESTO - The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation this week creating a system for questioning and prosecuting terrorism suspects. The bi-partisan Bill sets clear limits on CIA interrogation methods while denying access to courts for detainees seeking to challenge their imprisonment at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Bill was passed with the help of both Democrats and Republicans, with Rep. Dennis Cardoza (D-Atwater) voting no.

Unlawful enemy combatants (terrorists) are not afforded the same rights as prisoners of war; this has been the focus of much debate in congress since the Supreme Court struck down plans to use trial by military commission. The legislation passed today asserts the administrations right to detain terrorists for the duration of the war on terror.

“The legislation passed in the House today will help to protect this country from future terrorist attacks. By detaining unlawful enemy combatants for the duration of the war on terror we are depriving Al-Qaeda of its foot soldiers bent on carrying out “Jihad” throughout the western world,” said John Kanno (R-Modesto) candidate for the 18th Congressional District.

“I am disappointed in my opponent for supporting the rights of murderer’s when the national security of this country is at stake. Cardoza has taken the side of people who would love nothing more than the chance to kill Americans because of the freedoms we enjoy,” said Kanno.

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