Wednesday, October 18, 2006



Pardon me while I swipe from SilentPatriot over at Crooks and Liars. I think he hit the nail on the head:

Today, 135 years to the day after the last American President (Ulysses S. Grant) suspended habeas corpus, President Bush signed into law the Military Commissions Act of 2006. At its worst, the legislation allows President Bush or Donald Rumsfeld to declare anyone — US citizen or not — an enemy combatant, lock them up and throw away the key without a chance to prove their innocence in a court of law. In other words, every thing the Founding Fathers fought the British empire to free themselves of was reversed and nullified with the stroke of a pen, all under the guise of the War on Terror.

After sitting on this for close to three weeks, I wonder if Bush knew the significance of the date mentioned by SilentPatriot. The Republicans are ecstatic about this, but I cannot wait until the day when a Dem is in the White House again. Can you imagine the uproar from the right if Hillary one day sits in the Oval Office with this kind of power? If Sean Hannity thinks it's worth dying for to keep Nancy Pelosi from becoming House Speaker, imagine his brain exploding the day President/Queen Hillary takes the oath of office.

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