Bush's playing politics with terrorism may backfir

Military lawyers question Bush plan for

Terror detainees should have access to all evidence, lawmakers told.

Too funny - Bush & Rove may have miscalculated.


WASHINGTON - The Pentagon’s top uniformed lawyers took issue Thursday with a key part of a White House plan to prosecute terrorism detainees, telling Congress that limiting the suspects’ access to evidence could violate treaty obligations.

Their testimony to a House committee marked the latest time that military lawyers have publicly challenged Bush administration proposals to keep some evidence — such as classified information — from accused terrorists. In the past, some military officials have expressed concerns that if the U.S. adopts such standards, captured American troops might be treated the same way.

The lawyers’ testimony contrasted with the panel chairman’s assertion that the United States must take a harder line when prosecuting terrorists.

Huh - lawyers with a sense of professional ethics…not as rare as one might think!