October 17, 2006

The day we killed habeas corpus

And Bush patted himself on the back. Personally, I feel a little ill today. I don't know how America can let this happen. I really don't.

At least I am glad to see that others do feel the same way. Law professor Jonathan Turley had this to say:
"'"People have no idea how significant this is. Really a time of shame this is for the American system.—The strange thing is that we have become sort of constitutional couch potatoes. The Congress just gave the President despotic powers and you could hear the yawn across the country as people turned to Dancing With the Stars. It's otherworldly..People clearly don't realize what a fundamental change it is about who we are as a country. What happened today changed us. And I'm not too sure we're gonna change back anytime soon.""

2 comments:

Vigilante said...

Bush will stop at nothing to elevate his sorry-ass fiasco in Iraq to the status of a war for national security. There is literally nothing he will not sacrifice to save his ass.

As he has said,

"You never know what your history is going to be like until long after you're gone."

There is nothing he will not classify, arrest, torture, invade, bomb, pervert, fabricate, or misrepresent to delay that reckoning with history.

JoeG said...

As divisive as politics has been getting over the last two decades, I don't think any president has done more to polarize Congress and the US than schmuck-butt. I think the true test of his policies will be to see what the next president does with them...Republican or Democrat. I have a feeling the next administration is going to attempt to undo a lot of the damage that Bush has done, regardless of party affiliation. He's done so much damage to his own party with this Iraq debacle that I'm sure most of his party is dying to get rid of him! At least if the Dems win one house in this election, they'll be able to temper what he tries to get away with a bit more.