A tribute to Condoleeza Rice and George W. Bush who, despite voluminious evidence to the contrary, said, "I don't think anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take another one and slam it into the Pentagon, that they would try to use an airplane as a missile," adding that "even in retrospect" there was "nothing" to suggest that" and "I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees," respectively.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Quid Pro Quo (Scroll Down)


That’s how ABC and NBC characterized the decision by a judge concerning the legal rights of detainees (prisoners) at GITMO.

By GINA HOLLAND, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration must let foreign terror suspects challenge their confinement in U.S. courts, a judge said Monday in a ruling that found unconstitutional the hearing system set up by the Pentagon


Thank you ABC and NBC for this subtle bit of editorializing. Is this decision really a setback to the war on terror or is it just a rebuke of policies that are contrary to what once were well-established American values?

The Pentagon claims that the prisoners do not have Constitutional rights because they are not U.S. citizens in full denial of the spirit of the laws that guided our country for the last two centuries. It’s one of those situations where the irony is totally lost on the proponents of unlimited detention. Since the Iraq war has morphed from a preemptive strike to protect us from certain, catastrophic attack into a virtual crusade to free the people from the oppression of a brutal dictator and plant the seeds of democracy in the Cradle of Civilization, one would expect that we would conduct ourselves in a manner befitting the purveyors of freedom by adhering to our own standards of justice.

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