Bush can imprison whomever he wants
Of course, the blogosphere is in flames. Digby here, Sullivan here (and many other places. Say what you want about Sullivan, he's been on top of this issue for a long time), the superb Greenwald here. It's pretty clear that our hard-won freedoms mean nothing when there are political points to be scored. Sad, disgusting, and awful. And don't buy this bullshit"three valiant Republican Senators" narrative that the mainstream media seems so enamoured with. These three all voted against the habeas corpus amendment that Specter introduced (HT: Atrios). Watching McCain allow the Bush administration get away with some of the very same things that were done to him in Vietnam is like watching a battered woman go back to her abusive partner. Pathetic.
Fortunately, the 2006 election prospects are looking bright for Democrats. It's going to be fun (but a bit scary) to watch the Bush administration contending with a Democratic Congress. (And you can bet that I and the rest of the progosphere will be breathing down their necks to make sure they call the Bush administration to account.) We gotta make this fraud proof, though. I cringe when I think of all the Diebold machines that will be determining the fate our political future. (Yes, after this was revealed count me in the "worried about election integrity" camp.)