Compromise or Theatre?
Bottom line is this; Bush has held prisoners in secret prison, (CRIME). Tortured them. (CRIME), wants to try them without due process (UNCONSTITUTIONAL) and in the mean time wiretaps American Citizens with no judicial oversight even after the fact as the law allows. (CRIME)
Warner, Graham and McCain say they reached a compromise that they are satisfied with, Bush says they gave him the tools he asked for. Which is it? Either they made these Un-American Crimes legal or they didn’t.
Was this simply an election year game to convince the American voters the GOP doesn’t just march in lock step? Was this political theatre to say, well “reasonable” Republicans negotiated and Democrats that are still opposed to this compromise must love terrorists. Or was this a organized distraction from the deadliest 2 months of the Iraq War.
We will not be fooled again Mr. President, Mr. McCain, Mr. Graham, Mr. Warner. There is no gray in this matter, Secret Prisons, Torture, Wiretapping, Kangaroo Trials are quite simply wrong. They are as wrong as the Joe McCarthy Hearings, and they are as wrong as internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.
If Congress moves to allow these Crimes, it will be one of the darkest days in our nations history as the soul of our nation, our moral authority in the world, will be no more.