Habeas Corpus, RIP [VIDEO]
Yesterday, when Bush signed the Military Commissions Act into law, he agreed with most republicans and a handful of democrats that torture is ok, Habeas Corpus is not, and, hell, that nobody in his administration could be tried for war crimes. Watch Keith Olbermann's tribute to nearly a millenium of rights in the clip to the right.
The good news is, much of it won't hold up to judicial scrutiny. We hope.
In a laughable GOP.com email message with the subject line "Saving American Lives," Ken Mehlman boggles the mind with statements like:
"President Bush signed vital legislation ensuring that America can continue interrogating dangerous terrorists like 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Under this new law, the brutal terrorists who planned the attack on our country can be brought to justice."Umm, sure. Hah? Nobody wants to stop interrogating possible terrorists and what does it have to do with bringing anyone to justice?
The fact that this isn't straight satire goes a long way to explain the fact that Bush still retains a positive rating in the low 30s.