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Worst Of The Worst

So Jose Padilla has been declared an enemy combatant and forced into abuses and isolation that has resulted in mental damage and all for what? Seven wiretapped phone calls, none of which involved any terra-ist plots:

Tens of thousands of conversations were recorded. Some 230 phone calls form the core of the government’s case, including 21 that make reference to Mr. Padilla, prosecutors said. But Mr. Padilla’s voice is heard on only seven calls. And on those seven, which The Times obtained from a participant in the case, Mr. Padilla does not discuss violent plots.

That's the hallmark of the Bush administration, a national disgrace.