Friday, September 22, 2006

Dear Senator Clinton,

The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton
United States Senate
476 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Fax: (202) 228-0282
Voice: (202) 224-4451

September 22, 2006

Dear Senator Clinton,

I urge you to oppose Senator McCain’s disgraceful compromise on the treatment of detainees under the War Crimes Act. The proposed reinterpretation of Common Article 3 would authorize the heinous treatment the current administration is heaping on prisoners of the war on terror, treatment that we would never tolerate if it were inflicted on our own soldiers. Further, it denies prisoners the right to habeas corpus, effectively putting them outside the reach of any court of law, and abandoning any notion of a human right. The proposed compromise would cement our status as a pariah among civilized nations.


Rob Loftis

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