"John McCain's insistence that we're going to win in Iraq because the additional troops that we need to win are going to magically and spontaneously appear in a sudden outpouring of patriotic courage is a disgusting joke, but, as Americans have largely realized, that is what the Iraq war has become. Only the national media and the hardest-core Bush followers continue to cling to the fantasy that the people who brought us this disaster and continue to justify it with incoherence and fiction of this sort are the serious, responsible foreign policy leaders. Their foreign policy views are adolescent and completely incoherent - the very opposite of responsible and serious."
"One provision of the bill would eliminate the right of habeas corpus for most foreign prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and other U.S. installations, barring them from going to federal court to challenge their confinement. (Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy) Kennedy did not mention that provision — which is likely to come before the Supreme Court — but referred admiringly to a friend who was a judge on Fiji's high court during a period of insurrection.
"He refused to suspend the writ of habeas corpus and was taken away by the military,'' Kennedy said."
"E-mails received by CREW have prompted us to ask the Department of Justice to investigate whether Congressman Curt Weldon (R-PA) violated the law by intimidating government personnel "in the national security field" who support his opponent, Joe Sestak.
The first e-mail describes a "hit list" compiled of Weldon opponent's supporters. In addition, that e-mail notes the Weldon said something to the effect of "If they don't think there will be retribution before or after the election, they're kidding themselves." The second e-mail states that Weldon had his staff contact Navy personnel to get information on Sestak."
"Is there a company out there like Manchurian Global that manufactures all Republicans, so that they’re predestined to be pernicious and sexually perverted? A place, perhaps, that may help J.D. Hayworth to act homosapien in public while nourishing his Neo-Wagnerian social values in private?"* ron has refurbished his home