Thursday, June 29, 2006

Shock & Awe Hits the White House - Geneva Conventions Upheld at Guantanimo

Even this administration has not been able to pack the Supreme Court enough to prevent its breaking of the law from being exposed. Exposing the flawed and dangerous advice of an attorney general who believes the Geneva Conventions to be "quaint", the Supreme Court has slapped the face of this administration silly - for breaking the law and international agreements to which we are a party.

So what are the NeoconRepugs going to do now, accuse the court of being left-wing stooges? It wouldn't surprise me. But aside from the rights of anyone accused to be fairly tried, this administration has given no thought to the idea that if we break the law and the Geneva Conventions, then we can't complain when others do so - thereby putting our soldiers and civilians in war zones at extra risk if they are held as prisoners.

Congrats to the Court. I didn't think you had it in you to do the right thing for a change.

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