Thursday, June 16, 2005


Gitmo Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry

The closer Fearless Leader's grip on power comes to its constitutionally-mandated end, the more Congress seems willing to call him on his hubris. Case in point:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican senators called on Wednesday for the rights of foreign terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay prison to be legally defined even as the Bush administration said the inmates could be jailed there "in perpetuity."
At a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Republican Chairman Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania said Congress should help to define the legal rights of the inmates at the prison, which the panel's top Democrat called "an international embarrassment."
(Source: Reuters Guantanamo inmates can be held 'in perpetuity'- US, June 15, 2005
First the House passes restrictions to the misnamed "'Patriot' Act" and now the Senate takes a stand on the prisoner situation at Guantanamo.

Are they posturing to show a pretence of independence before giving W and his Bush League minions everything they want? Are they looking forward three or four years to the war crime trials of various Bush League honchos? Have they really gotten to the point where they're mad as heck and aren't going to take it anymore? Stay tuned...


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