Congress Rolls Over for Bush (Again)

Human rights?  What human rights?  If W says you’re an enemy combatant, your ass is off to Gitmo.  Do not pass GO, do not collect $200, and do not expect to see the light of day again.  No appeals, no recourse.  And the definition of “enemy combatant” has been expanded to mean pretty much anything Bush wants it to mean.  So far, this doesn’t apply to US citizens, although it does apply to non-citizens living here legally.

For all the religious right’s screaming about women’s rights and gay rights bringing about the end of American civilization, it’s one of their own who is dismantling democracy right in front of our eyes.  I hope they’re proud of him.  I’m not.

6 Responses to “Congress Rolls Over for Bush (Again)”

  1. Now we’ll have to come up with our own word for “desaparecido”. Or since an awful lot of our immigrants, who are now subject to being rounded up, are Spanish-speakers, we can just use the same word the Argentinians and Chileans used when their government dragged people off to secret jails in the middle of the night. I’ve been listening lately to “Evita” and one of the songs about the military takeover of Argentina has the line “Instead of a government, we have a state.” I think that’s what’s happening in the U.S.

  2. Happening? Already happened, I think. Wonder if this is what the German people felt like in 1938?

    “Just be sure and vote Pro-Life — yeah, gotta make it safe for all those little baby fetuses, no matter what… What’s a habeas corpus, anyway?”

  3. Rights and Wrongs…

    I can’t say it any better than Birmingham Blues, Between the Links, or Alablawg already have….

  4. Bottom Line says:

    Give me a break. You liberals are ridiculous.

  5. Kathy says:

    Keep laughing, BL. Meanwhile, I’ll keep praying that you don’t get deployed overseas.

  6. [...] I can’t say it any better than Birmingham Blues, Between the Links, or Alablawg already have. [...]

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