I just can't believe.....
Molly Ivins on the torture bill
We are in such very very dangerous territory right now.
A few choice moments from the deliberations:
- Trent Lott says that Habeus Corpus is only something lawyers worry about. Yes, the basic foundation of a free society, the Great Writ, that dates back to the Magna Carta, is something that only lawyers worry about. You really shoudln't worry about the suspension of your right to a trial, unless you are a lawyer.
Then he goes on to show shock that people would ban the use of dogs to torture! Dogs! Have you never walked past a house and been barked at? What is so bad about dogs?
- An Oklahoma Senator says that terrorists don't abide by the Geneva Conventions, so we shouldn't either. Great logic. I guess it would have been okay to intern Germans and gas and burn them too, y'know, since the Nazis were doing it to the Jews.
I don't seem to recall where in the Constitution that rights only apply to good people. Bad people apparently don't have rights. It has nothing to do with being a human being. It's just if you are bad, or really, just seem bad (cause you don't get a trial), you have no rights.
Torture=Terrorism. Our country just became a country that condones torture. The Democrats are spineless and the Republicans are simply pure evil. How can people that always claim the moral high ground justify this? Where are all the conservative Christians? Where is the opposition? There is none.