Sunday, September 10, 2006

King John Is Alive and Well and Living in the White House

The head of a European human rights group compared Pres. Bush to King John, the English monarch whose tyrannical rule led to the signing of the Magna Carta in June 1215.

The head of Europe's human rights watchdog yesterday called for monitoring of CIA agents operating in Britain and other European countries, after President George Bush's admission that the US had detained terrorist suspects in secret prisons.

Terry Davis, secretary general of the Council of Europe, said CIA agents operating in Europe should be subject to the same rules as British agents working for MI5 and MI6.
The former British Labour MP was scathing about President Bush. "Why does the US need to keep people in secret prisons? I thought that was settled by Magna Carta. But King John is alive and well and running the USA.

"There is a smoking gun. We know where it is - it is in the hands of George Bush. His fingerprints are on the gun."

The complete text of the Magna Carta is here.

h/t Cursor.

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