Surprise! Surprise! It's September and we have prisons!
We have prisons--overseas prisons, and these prisons are filled with bad guys. Evil doers who want to come over here and destroy our way of life. McDonald's, ABC, and Bill O'Reilly...all gone! We torture these illegal combatants over there so we don't have to torture them over here. And why? Because irregular interrogation methods (aka, torture) work. We have obtained credible information from these little satans. Information that has saved lives--thousands of lives. You know they planned to blow up the thing and...the other thing, and we stopped them. "Alternative procedures" (aka, torture), applied by the CIA, really work!
And now we need to try these monsters, but not in a court. Cause you know our courts can't be trusted. Look at what the Supreme Court did in Hamden vs. Rumsfeld? Can't trust 'em. So we're going to ask Congress for tribunals, military tribunals--better, faster...able to leap tall islamo-fascists (read: "Osama bin Laden") in a single bound. We need to prosecute them with evidence the terrorists aren't allowed to see and with evidence obtained through coercive techniques (aka, torture).
Tomorrow Blognonymous will announce Bu$hCo's October Surprise. So stay tuned.
Clearly, the president is caught in some kind of rip in the time-space continuum, the poor guy. A nobel prize in physics goes to whoever can figure it out.
Sothis, I agree and posted just yesterday on how the AG is asserting things like the "the king can do no wrong," in legal opinions.
and when people get caught - we slap their hands and move them elsewhere...
kind-of like what the catholic church has done in the past with - um - sex offenders...
what we are creating are mass murders...are they working for population control?
Mary, my understanding is that the point the Supreme Court ruled on had to do with congressional authorization. So Bu$hCo feels if they can just get the congress to authorize, then they're home free. In reality it'll probably end up back in the Supreme Court.
AZG, naw...not population control personal enrichment. People dying is just "collateral" damage.