Rightwing hates America

Rightwingers is pissed at America and the American way.



The locus of their ire is yesterday's historic Supreme Court decision outlawing the Bush administration's secret military tribunals and requiring that all prisoners in the war on terror be treated in accordance with the Geneva Conventions.



Here's what I'm talking about, re: rightwing ire:
Supreme Court Gives Al Qaeda Geneva Convention Protections

That's the title of a blog post by what appears to be a right wing free marketeer; his links are all to right wing blogs.

The title of this post suggests either unconscionable ignorance of who's being detained or a deeply un-American ethos. And it's representative not only of two-bit bloggers but of two-bit pundits and two-bit presidents alike (note to youngsters: two bits = $.25).

The government's well-documented BS with regard to prisoner confessions should make American hair stand on end. Here's a litmus test: if you read this stuff and your hair doesn't stand, get thee back to civics class. One such example of many:


A Yemeni, whom somebody fingered as a bin Laden bodyguard, finally said in exasperation during one long interrogation, "OK, I saw bin Laden five times: Three times on Al Jazeera and twice on Yemeni news." And now his "admission" appears in his enemy combatant's file: "Detainee admitted to knowing Osama bin Laden.
Okay, so, with this in mind, and we won't rule out phenomenal ignorance, what does the aforementioned headline tell us? It says: "I want an America without due process. I want an America where a person is guilty because the government says so. I want guilty until proven innocent without counsel, charges or the ability to call witnesses."

Sound like America? Not really.

All the laws and regulations are in place to handle every terrorist-related issue and eventuality -- surveillance laws, torture, detainment, the lot of it. (Bizblogger)

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