Over the past four years, the Bush administration has advanced the following claims:
i. It can arrest an American citizen, on American soil, claim there exists evidence showing this man is a terrorist, and keep him in jail indefinitely without trial, without showing this evidence to anyone.
ii. It can fly him overseas and ask friendly governments to torture him, again without showing a shred of evidence to anyone.
iii. The power of the president to do the above can not be taken away by any of the other branches of government. The man who passed this recommendation along to the President is now Attorney General.