Friday, September 14, 2007

Don't Look Now... Troops Might, But Habeas Corpus Won't Be Coming Home Anytime Soon

Was it all a ruse?

The PetraeusReportPalooza... The nationally-televised infomercial last evening ...

Don't look now, but we won't have Habeas Corpus for another year, thanks to The Decider Guy.

He, quietly signed a Notice: Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Certain Terrorist Attacks on Wednesday, of which the Wikipedia entry on it notes;

At least two Constitutional protections are subject to revocation during a state of emergency:

* The right of habeas corpus, under Article 1, Section 9;
* The right to a Grand Jury for members of the National Guard when in actual service, under 5th Amendment of the Bill of Rights.
Or, is it a prelude to the beating of the war drums against Iran?

A club to suppress the criticism when he does start bombing Iran?

Stay tuned Surgefans ...

Bonus Links

Keith Olbermann: ‘The death of habeas corpus; ‘The president has now succeeded where no one has before’

Fred Kaplan: Deceptive or Delusional?Bush's appalling Iraq speech.

Garlictorial: Stop The Lies ... Bring The Troops Home

The PetraeusReportpalooza ... Ready For Your Close-Up, General?

"And Now We Come To The Sanity Clause ..."

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