Go watch Keith Olberman ripping Bush a new one on the Military Commissions Act:
“With the distance of history, the questions will be narrowed and few: Did this generation of Americans take the threat seriously, and did we do what it takes to defeat that threat?”
Wise words. And ironic ones, Mr. Bush. Your own, of course, yesterday, in signing the Military Commissions Act. You spoke so much more than you know, Sir. Sadly – of course – the distance of history will recognize that the threat this generation of Americans needed to take seriously was you.
You can watch the quicktime video here.
I have to ask this: how come there are no huge demonstrations on the streets, riots and civil disobedience? How come no one cares? Our president just signed into law a bill that gives him despotic power to imprison without a trail anyone he declares an unlawful enemy combatant. Such power was previously reserved only for tyrants, despots and kings. The system of checks and balances is gone, and no one in this courtry seems to fucking care…
[tags]politics, military commissions act, keith olberman, habeus corpus, bush[/tags]