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Monday, September 25, 2006

Let 'em know how you feel about indefinite detention!

This phony compromise between Bush and the neocon Senators is making me so mad, I could spit. I rattled off this letter to the TNT this morning. Let's see if they have the stones to print it.

David Broder is an embarrassment. He touts some of our most anti-Democratic Senators as independents, simply because they don't always fall in lockstep behind President Bush.

Independence from Party leaders does not equal fairness. All it means is that the individuals Broder cites are sentient human beings with enough political clout to go their own way when it suits their interests.

McCain, Warner, Graham, and Lieberman have gone on record endorsing the notion that detainees in this "War on Terror" should not have the right to question their detentions, a right known for centuries as habeas corpus.

Habeas corpus is a fundamental American right, and one that no political leader should be able to excise from American law.

It is the opinion of a growing number of Americans that the so-called "debate" between Bush and these so-called "independents" was nothing but a play for the cameras, in order to set up the anti-Constitution conservatives for a win in November.

God willing, this transparent ploy to mislead the American people will not be successful.

Categories: War & Peace, National Security State, Politics - National

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