Cat's out of the bag

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    This should be fun to watch :rofl:

    http://tinyurl.com/2alfjz

    AMERICA has told Britain that it can “kidnap” British citizens if they are wanted for crimes in the United States.

    More at link.
     
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    Huh??? Where did the Supreme Court sanction kidnapping?:eusa_eh:
     
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    It appears the Supreme Court ruled only on remedial action after the fact, and not on the issue of what they are labelling "extraordinary rendition." The only "ruling" on the act itself is basically a lawyer's opinion.

    There's a whole lot of vaguery in the article which leads to much assumption.
     
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    Thanks. I did a google on it and near as I can tell, the supreme court hasn't taken any cases regarding the issue.

    I hope when they do, they make clear this isn't acceptable.
     
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    I wouldn't bet any money hoping for your desired ruling. The safe bet would be that the Supremes will in fact uphold it.

    Personally, I don't really have a problem with it. And haven't I see you express your desire to capture and bring to trial bin Laden? This very rule, IMO, would be the one justifying such a thing.

    So I could see justification on a case-by-case basis, but maybe not blanket authority.
     
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    I always thought they should capture Bin Laden. But Baby Bush "doesn't spend much time thinking about him".

    I think it violates the sovreignty of foreign nations. How would people in this country react if foreign nationals came here and kidnapped OUR citizens?

    I'd suggest there'd be a major uproar...and rightfully so.

    As for the Court ruling, I wouldn't hold my breath for this Court to uphold ANY rights, unless we're talking about corporations and governmental trampling on our rights.
     
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    IMO, too much time has been given over to the inflated importance of bin Laden. I guess you think Bush should go over and personally lead the manhunt?

    But what is the difference between capturing and whisking away to the US OBL and any other foreign national? None.

    I think I'll stick with the case-by-case opinion.

    And this court hasn't trampled any of our rights any more or less than the last one did.:eusa_naughty:
     
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    I agree. The thinking though of the public is weird. 2nd amendment doesn't mean what it says. Abortion is a right that isn't stated, but somehow implied. Sometimes I get so confused!
     
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