Associated Press

ROME – President Bush on Thursday strongly disagreed with a Supreme Court ruling that clears foreign terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay to challenge their detention in U.S. civilian courts. Bush suggested new legislation may now be needed to keep the American people safe.

“We’ll abide by the court’s decision,” Bush said during a news conference in Rome. “That doesn’t mean I have to agree with it.” The court’s decision was sure to be popular in Europe, where many leaders have called for the closing of Guantanamo.

In its third rebuke of the Bush administration’s treatment of prisoners, the court ruled 5-4 that the government is violating the rights of prisoners being held indefinitely and without charges at the U.S. naval base in Cuba. The court’s liberal justices were in the majority.

“It was a deeply divided court, and I strongly agree with those who dissented,” Bush said. “And that dissent was based upon their serious concerns about U.S. national security.”

I’d like to hear feed back from people who might agree with President Bush.

I’m not sure I understand the justification for denying people their day in court and why all evidence against them isn’t presented to a judge. Not everyone in Guantanamo is guilty. They should be able to speak their side of the story. If they are in fact guilty and the evidence suggest so, then sentence them. If not, release them.

One might say that releasing them could be detrimental because they may have been dismissed of the charges against them when they were in fact guilty. Understandable, but we do it every single day.

It is in a dictatorship that people accused of a crime are arrested and put in jail never to see the light of day again let alone ever given the chance to defend themselves. Last I checked, we weren’t a dictatorship.

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