Living in a free country was nice while it lasted.

On Tuesday, October 17th, the President will sign the Military Commissions Act of 2006 into law.

This bill:

* re-establishes President Bush’s military tribunals, which were rejected by the Supreme Court as unconstitutional
* legalizes U.S. war crimes committed before December 30, 2005
* disallows any person harmed by the U.S., in violation of the Geneva Conventions, from filing a claim in U.S. court
* strips legal residents of the U.S. of their right to challenge their detention in court if they’re accused of being “enemy combatants”
* abolishes the right of Guantanamo detainees to challenge their detention, which in effect pre-judges all of them as guilty
* approves the “CIA program” that allows waterboarding and other forms of torture
* names any individual, including citizens, as an “unlawful enemy combatant” if they provide “material support” to those engaged in hostilities against the U.S.

It was nice living in a free country, while it lasted. Now, you can’t even criticize the Vice-President without getting arrested.

3 thoughts on “Living in a free country was nice while it lasted.

  1. Bill, why do you hate America?

    Yes, that’s a joke. I agree with you and look forward to sharing a cell with you in Gitmo.

  2. Your RSS feed just spit up several entries. Regarding the one about toys and socks/underwear, i wanted to point out that some of the toys one wants as an adult are ones one would not want to ask our mom to buy for us…

Comments are closed.