This is such bullshittery I can not even begin to deal with it. From the TPM writeup:
The U.S. government is blocking the American Civil Liberties Union from paying attorneys representing suspected terrorists held here, insisting that the ACLU must first receive a license from the U.S. Treasury Department before making the payments.
ACLU director Anthony Romero on Tuesday accused the Bush administration of "obstruction of justice" by delaying approval of the license, which the government argues is required under U.S. law because the beneficiaries of the lawyers' services are foreign terrorists.
"Now the government is stonewalling again by not allowing Americans' private dollars to be paid to American lawyers to defend civil liberties,'' Romero said
I can not believe we, the universal we, have stooped so fucking low. Can you? Sweet Jesus in a speedo..this is SO disgusting, I can not spit words for it right now. Sick bastards are running the country.