Thursday, January 18, 2007

The Responsibility Gene

So, the Pentagon's new guidelines for detainee trials say that the accused can be convicted and executed based on hearsay and coerced statements (read: statements made while being tortured).

Related stories.

Meanwhile, the Attorney General--the highest ranking law enforcement officer in the land--told Senate Judiciary Committee that Habeas Corpus is not guaranteed to all citizens by the constitution, which merely says "the right shall not be abridged" except in time of invasion or rebellion.

It's time to take our country back.

Speaking of which:
Andrew Sullivan notes that successful Presidential candidates always sell themselves as the opposite of their predecessor's (perceived) greatest weakness. The current president promised to restore "honor" to the Oval Office. (Yeah--That went well.) His predecessor promised to feel our pain, to be in touch with the concerns of the common people -- unlike Bush41, who didn't know what a grocery store bar code scanner was. And etc.

Here's what Hillary Clinton had to say in today's New York Times:
"I am cursed with the responsibility gene. I am. I admit to that. You've got to be very careful in how you proceed with any combat situation in which American lives are at stake.
Yep. She's gonna be the 44th President of the United States. No question about it.


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