Friday, September 29, 2006

Pardoning Himself with Help

12 Senate Democrats voted with the Republicans to grant Bush the power to torture and to strip us of the right of habeas corpus at his whim. This is a terribly sad day for the American dream.
President Bush has just about managed to pardon himself for his and his minions’ crimes Under the War Crimes Act. Violations of the Geneva Conventions are felonies, in some cases punishable by death. When the Supreme Court ruled that the Geneva Convention applied to al Qaeda and Taliban detainees, President Bush and company were then guilty of war crimes. This they have admitted. This act allows them the legal protection to continue to conduct criminal activities.
Our only hope is to have this immediately overturned by the Supreme Court.

Oh, if you are interested, here are the 12 Democrats that voted to rob America of its last shred of moral standing in the world. If you truly love your country and believe in the principles that have guided us for the last 217 years you will never cast a vote for these people again. Here is the link to the entire list of how the vote went.

Carper (D-DE)
Johnson (D-SD)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Lieberman (D-CT)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Nelson (D-FL)
Nelson (D-NE)
Pryor (D-AR)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Salazar (D-CO)
Stabenow (D-MI)

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