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2006-03-28 01:38:28

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday hears a challenge by Osama bin Laden's former driver to President Bush's power to set up military tribunals in his war on terrorism. The arguments could lead to the most significant ruling on presidential war powers since the World War Two era. At issue are special war crimes tribunals Bush established shortly after the September 11 attacks for trying prisoners held at the U.S. military base at Guantanamo Bay...

2006-03-27 12:58:04

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden's former driver is at the heart of a U.S. Supreme Court case this week that could determine whether President George W. Bush has the power to use military tribunals in his war on terrorism. The case, focusing on the war crimes tribunals for prisoners at the U.S. military base in Guantanamo, Cuba, also will weigh the balance of power between the presidency and the courts. In 90 minutes of arguments on Tuesday, the session could...

2006-03-27 12:17:47

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden's former driver is at the heart of a U.S. Supreme Court case this week that could determine whether President George W. Bush has the power to use military tribunals in his war on terrorism. The case, focusing on the war crimes tribunals for prisoners at the U.S. military base in Guantanamo, Cuba, also will weigh the balance of power between the presidency and the courts. In 90 minutes of arguments on Tuesday, the session could...

2006-03-03 14:28:33

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities at Guantanamo Bay strapped Mohammed Bawazir's legs, arms, head and midsection into a chair for as long as two hours each time they force fed him during his hunger strike, the Yemeni said. They inserted a tube through his nose and into his stomach, inflicting unbearable pain, according to a court filing to a judge weighing on Friday Bawazir's contention that he was tortured when he was force fed at the U.S. naval base. Denied...

2006-01-19 18:49:01

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of retired military officers urged President George W. Bush on Thursday to spell out how he will enforce a ban on the torture of U.S.-held prisoners, complaining he muddied the issue in a statement last month. Bush reluctantly accepted the ban, pushed by Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, after scandals over abuse of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, harsh interrogations at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and reports the...

2005-12-21 22:45:25

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed a $453.3 billion Pentagon funding bill, including $50 billion for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and sent President George W. Bush legislation requiring the humane treatment of detainees in U.S. custody. The House of Representatives must take final action on the defense funding bill, which got caught up in a dispute over an amendment Republicans added to open a huge wildlife reserve in Alaska to oil drilling....

2005-12-19 18:32:25

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives early on Monday passed final legislation to ban the torture of detainees and voted to advance the Pentagon $50 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The House passed two separate defense bills, one for funding and one for defense policies, that contained identical measures initially opposed by President George W. Bush requiring the humane treatment of detainees in U.S. custody. The bills were sent to the Senate for...

2005-12-19 15:50:13

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives passed final legislation on Monday to ban the torture of detainees and voted to advance the Pentagon $50 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The House passed two separate defense bills, one for funding and one for defense policies, that contained identical measures initially opposed by President George W. Bush requiring humane treatment of detainees in U.S. custody. But, in a concession to the White...

2005-12-18 21:39:35

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives aimed to vote on Sunday or early on Monday on a bill that would ban torture of detainees in U.S. custody, but let evidence gleaned by coercion be used against prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. The torture ban represents a congressional rebuke of President George W. Bush, who resisted the measure pushed by Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain in response to a scandal over the abuse of detainees by U.S. soldiers at Abu Ghraib...

2005-12-18 20:23:38

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney said on Sunday he backed legislation to ban inhumane treatment of prisoners in U.S. custody, but decried what he saw as a diminishing commitment by some to do "what's necessary" to defend the country. In an interview with ABC News' "Nightline" during a surprise visit to Iraq, Cheney said what constitutes cruel and inhumane treatment was, to some extent, "in the eye of the beholder." "It's important to remember that we are in a...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.