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Thursday, June 29, 2006

'major rebuke' anyone?

Following yesterday's depressing Supreme Court ruling, I was very thankful to read this after hearing the story on NPR today...(emphasis mine)

In a major rebuke to the Bush administration, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the president overstepped his power in ordering war-crimes trials for Guantanamo detainees without specific authority from Congress.


Five justices of the Supreme Court agreed. Writing for the court, Justice John Paul Stevens said that the Constitution gives the Congress, not the president, the authority to make rules concerning captured prisoners and the implementation of the laws of war.

Well, yeah....many most things that this administration does is beyond their authority and against the law. Bush is always overstepping "his power" and he does it all while thumping the bible, invoking fear in Americans and smearing those that don't agree with him. Did I mention that most times, someone in his circle of friends benefits financially from his unlawful activity? I suppose I am preaching to the choir on this, since everyone that reads this (all 5 people) pretty much agree with me. So, moving on......I'm glad that 5 Supreme Court Justices were able to nail him on this one. I love it that the author of this article used the words "major rebuke."

In the immediate aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, President Bush set up procedures for war-crimes tribunals that were opposed internally by military lawyers and externally by civil libertarians.

When will people see that Dubya and his clan (and many members of congress) are no longer working for the people? War-crimes tribunals were opposed internally by lawyers working for the military and externally by people that make it their job to protect people's civil liberties. Hmmm....yeah, I think that if these two groups of people oppose something, we should do it anyway...are you kidding me???

Admittedly, I don't watch much tv, but I do wonder just how much coverage this story got from the main stream media....compared to, let's say.....who made Nicole Kidman's wedding dress or Brad and Angelina's new baby??

Good grief, Charlie Brown.

Now, about detaining them indefinitely.....


Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

and yet, it has taken this to let him know he has violated the Constitution? Hell they could have asked me and gotten that info much sooner and cheeper!

7:12 AM  
Blogger Orange Gearle said...

I fixed the link to the article (if you clicked on "this" before the link was bad).

10:50 AM  

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