Friday, September 29, 2006

Calm down on torture and imprisonment?

My Left Wing has a different take on the shameful bill that recently passed the Senate. Here are some of the main points:
All this bill is, is an utterly MEANINGLESS piece of kabuki theater.
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1) Congress has NO authority to decide if these things are legal or not. That's up to the COURTS to decide.
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2) The torture is happening the same, regardless of whether this bill passes or not. ...
3) Bush cannot claim retroactive immunity based on Unconstitutional law.
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4) A Democratic congress will easily reverse this bill.
It's worth taking a look at the whole post. Thereisnospoon has a good point. We shouldn't let this shameful grandstanding distract us from the major political fight right now, which is getting as many Democrats elected to congress as possible. Still, I disagree that people shouldn't be angry about this bill. Whether or not it's constitutional or meaningful, it still reflects the moral direction of the country, which is pretty sick. I wonder what international reaction to this will be. If I have time I'll poke around and get some foreign reaction, but it's likely I won't have time.

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