The Supremes’ 5-3 ruling puts – albeit temporarily – the kibosh on military tribunals for Gitmo detainees. Why temporarily? Simple, the Emperor has a long history of disregarding laws based on personal whim and an even longer history of not leaning from his mistakes. A brighter man would assess the situation and say, “You know, I might have just gotten a little carried away there. Perhaps this Constitution thingee deserves a fresh look now that the courts have handed me my ass.”
Could you ever imagine Shrub thinking something like that? I didn’t think so.
No, George will piddle ever-onward, as determined as ever that God and Dick Cheney are on his side and have endowed him with the superhuman ability to see and know all. He’ll stroll on up Capitol Hill for a closed door session with the other raving right wing loons and emerge with freshly-minted legislation that says, “yup, he’s the Emperor, sure ’nuff.”
It doesn’t really matter if the new law is equally unconstitutional, because by the time it fights its way back to SCOTUS, he’ll be back on the ranch in Crawford basking in the reflected, but distorted, light of his glorious reign. Let’s put it this way, the GITMOsters can stop packing their Korans for a trip back to the madras. That trip will be postponed for many years to come. And, if I were them, I wouldn’t bank on the Jailer-in-Chief coming through with his heartfelt desire to shut Gitmo down either. Even if he does, they’ll only be bundled onto an unmarked airplane on it’s way to some other penal garden spot – perhaps Cheney’s “undisclosed location” for all I know – where they’ll still be detained and no one will know where they are. I can see the Smirking Chimp pantomiming locking his lips and thrwoing away the key as I write this.
Some view this latest ruling as an indictment of Brother Chickenhawk’s other self-proclaimed “legal” intelligence programs, but there’s a high probability they’ll be disappointed as well. It’s still a long way before the courts test the legality of warrantless wiretapping, banking surveillance, and God knows what else. Meantime, Lord Bush and his Cabal can, and will, continue to bleed the Constitution to death from a series of small cuts. By the time he’s done, the Constitution will be reduced to a single amendment in the Bill of Rights – “All hail Master Bush and all who glorify him.” We’ll be lucky to get out of this without the inscriptions on the face of quarters changing to “In Cowpoke We Trust”.
I really do wish I felt less cynical about this – but hey, I’m a Daily Show watcher and we all know what that means. The Skater-in-Chief has repeatedly shown his uncanny knack for seizing defeat from the jaws of victory and I suspect this time will be no different. Some of my weak-kneed and weak-minded countrymen have already begun creeping back to the fold – proving once again that people will do the dumbest things if you tell them flags should be fireproof.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not averse to seeing the idiot get his pee pee whacked, I’ve just seen him enjoy it a time too many.
So there you have it. Our liberties are falling like trees in the George W. Bush National Forest and we’re being led by a man who has concrete where his brain should be. When will people stop frittering away their precious Constitutional legacy based on advice from a smirking Alfred E. Neuman lookalike? When will they stop allowing the terrorists to win at the very game they always planned – destroying our way of life? When will Americans grow backbones to resist this sort of chicanery? Never, unless someone does something, so it might as well be me.
I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it any more!
Jellyfish of the world unite! Forward float!