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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Jailed Border Patrol Agents Treated Worse Than Terrorists

by Jim Kouri | October 19, 2007

In a biting letter, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) blasted President George W. Bush and his administration for treating terrorists better than they treat the two convicted Border Patrol agents, Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean.

Rep. Rohrabacher called on the Bush administration to conduct a thorough review of the harsh treatment the two decorated border agents are receiving while in solitary confinement.

The popular conservative wrote to President Bush that for 10 months Ramos and Compean have been in conditions more severe than experienced by terrorists held by the US at the Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Rohrabacher told the news media in a statement that he has written a letter to Manhattan federal trial judge Michael Mukasey, Bush's nominee to replace Alberto Gonzales as US Attorney General, demanding that upon confirmation Mukasey conduct an unbiased review of the agents' prosecution.

"Given the close personal relationship between the prosecuting US Attorney Johnny Sutton, former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and President Bush, past requests for inquiries into prosecutorial misconduct in this case have been ignored," Rohrabacher claimed in his statement.-->-->--> Read more...

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