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:Or, is it a prelude to the beating of the war drums against Iran?
* 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.
A club to suppress the criticism when he does start bombing Iran?
Stay tuned Surgefans ...
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 ..."