Rueters - 4 hours ago
NEW YORK - In a move some Republican strategists suggest might spell problems for an increasingly unpopular White House, Grannies for Peace member Doris MacInshaw was yesterday declared an "enemy combatant" and flown to Guantanamo Bay, where she now awaits interrogation.
MacInshaw was arrested for rioting and battery at a military recruiting center last October, and yesterday allegedly assaulted a Marine sergeant at a state university.
Said Michael Brunell-Stevens, Division Chief of Homeland Security's Gamma Force, "This kind of behavior cannot be tolerated in a time of war. Securing the homeland is and must be our top priority. Showing lenience only gives comfort to our enemies."
He added that MacInshaw will be spared the more "extreme" forms of interrogation "...as long as she continues to cooperate with our ongoing investigation".
When asked to comment, George Bush replied with characteristic resolve: "We will not sit idly by as these threats gather, and we will continue to act before dangers are upon us."
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales spoke with the press corps briefly, hinting at new draft legislation that will allow preemptive action to prevent future such disruptions as the country prepares for possible tactical nuclear strikes against Iran.