Saturday, September 30, 2006

Good Night

Its been a dark week in the world, but one news story stood out for the magnitude of its implications and the little response it seems to have generated.

I am of course talking about the end of freedom and democracy across the pond. Somehow don't ask me how Bus has managed to have a bill passed that fundamentally changes the powers of the President. There are several points of major concern, the first is that although technically recognising the Geneva conventions the bill allows the President to decide what they actually mean, no need to ask all the other nations that signed up to a common standard, if he thinks hanging upside down is ok, then its fine.

The second is actually worse, and amazing that he got away with it. It authorises the President to detain whoever he sees fit, for as long as he sees fit, regardless of the status of the individual (citizen, foreign national etc.). It also makes it clear that Federal judges are to keep their noses out of such business. Good bye Habeus Corpus.

The third part is also astonishing as it pardons the Bush administration and anyone connected to it for any war crimes that they may have ordered since 9/11. So when the records are opened and we learn of the torture chambers in far away lands directly run by Cheney and his crew, where do we look for justice?

This bill is so obviously unconstitutional it can't possibly stand, but for a while at least the number of "free" peoples (a term I beleive Bush himself is keen on) is reduced. I think it is ironic that whist apparently spreading freedom abroad he does as much as he can to destroy it at home.

I think Churchill best sums up my feelings at this time, with his famous adress to the French people after the fall of France. To the people of the USA.

Good night then: Sleep to gather strength for the morning. For the morning will come. brightly it will shine on the brave and true, kindly upon all who suffer for the cause, glorious upon the tombs of heroes. Thus will shine the dawn.


Anonymous said...

You've made some really good points there. I looked on the web to learn more about the issue and found most individuals will go along with your views on this web site.

My website - Air Jordan Femme

oakleyses said...

nike free run, ugg boots, longchamp outlet, ray ban sunglasses, prada handbags, prada outlet, nike air max, polo ralph lauren, christian louboutin outlet, cheap oakley sunglasses, nike free, louis vuitton outlet, oakley sunglasses, louis vuitton outlet, nike air max, polo ralph lauren outlet online, gucci handbags, polo outlet, longchamp outlet, replica watches, ugg boots, louboutin pas cher, uggs on sale, burberry pas cher, louis vuitton, oakley sunglasses wholesale, longchamp outlet, sac longchamp pas cher, replica watches, chanel handbags, christian louboutin uk, nike roshe, air max, kate spade outlet, longchamp pas cher, nike outlet, christian louboutin shoes, oakley sunglasses, jordan shoes, louis vuitton, christian louboutin, tiffany and co, michael kors pas cher, louis vuitton outlet, oakley sunglasses, tiffany jewelry, tory burch outlet, ray ban sunglasses

oakleyses said...

polo lacoste, michael kors outlet online, nike air max uk, replica handbags, nike roshe run uk, uggs outlet, coach outlet, michael kors outlet online, sac vanessa bruno, oakley pas cher, ray ban pas cher, nike air max uk, lululemon canada, new balance, nike free uk, north face, nike air force, hogan outlet, kate spade, burberry outlet, mulberry uk, coach purses, true religion jeans, michael kors outlet online, abercrombie and fitch uk, michael kors outlet, hollister uk, converse pas cher, nike blazer pas cher, timberland pas cher, nike tn, true religion outlet, ralph lauren uk, michael kors, guess pas cher, sac hermes, michael kors outlet, ray ban uk, uggs outlet, michael kors outlet online, true religion outlet, coach outlet store online, michael kors, vans pas cher, true religion outlet, hollister pas cher, nike air max, michael kors outlet, north face uk

oakleyses said...

converse outlet, chi flat iron, ray ban, insanity workout, ferragamo shoes, mac cosmetics, herve leger, soccer jerseys, converse, louboutin, north face outlet, asics running shoes, jimmy choo outlet, gucci, ralph lauren, mont blanc pens, soccer shoes, celine handbags, nike trainers uk, beats by dre, vans, bottega veneta, babyliss, nike roshe run, hollister, ghd hair, wedding dresses, giuseppe zanotti outlet, abercrombie and fitch, hermes belt, nike air max, hollister clothing, iphone cases, north face outlet, vans outlet, nfl jerseys, hollister, mcm handbags, valentino shoes, p90x workout, new balance shoes, nike huaraches, timberland boots, instyler, lululemon, nike air max, longchamp uk, baseball bats, reebok outlet, oakley

oakleyses said...

canada goose outlet, canada goose jackets, pandora charms, moncler uk, moncler, barbour uk, moncler outlet, pandora uk, moncler, louis vuitton, juicy couture outlet, canada goose, canada goose, juicy couture outlet, pandora jewelry, canada goose outlet, louis vuitton, links of london, supra shoes, canada goose uk, moncler, ugg, toms shoes, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, canada goose, canada goose outlet, coach outlet, swarovski crystal, wedding dresses, pandora jewelry, barbour, louis vuitton, moncler, lancel, doudoune moncler, ugg pas cher, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, karen millen uk, marc jacobs, louis vuitton, ugg uk, louis vuitton, moncler outlet, replica watches, swarovski, hollister, thomas sabo, montre pas cher