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President George W. Bush
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For Immediate Release
September 6, 2006

Myth/Fact: The Administration's Legislation to Create Military Commissions

      President Discusses Creation of Military Commissions to Try Suspected Terrorists
      In Focus: National Security

MYTH: The Administration’s Bill Would Permit Trials By Military Commission That Deprive The Accused Of Due Process.

MYTH: The Administration Supports “Secret Trials” In Absentia.

MYTH: The Administration Supports The Use Of Evidence Obtained Through Torture Or Coercion.

MYTH: The Administration’s Support For The Use Of Hearsay Evidence Will Deny The Accused A Fair Trial.

MYTH: Americans Will Be Tried By The Military Commissions.

MYTH: Civilians At The Pentagon Ignored Military Lawyers.

MYTH: We Know Common Article 3 Is Clear Because The Military Trains To Common Article 3.

MYTH: The Administration Is Seeking To Narrow The War Crimes Act To Protect Abusers.

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