Bush signed the Military Commissions Act into law yesterday.
It didn’t get any coverage on the major news networks — most of whom were talking about Madonna’s adoption, the fact that the American population reached 300 million…oh, and a gripping one-on-one interview by Larry King with the guy who claimed to have killed JonBenet, but didn’t.
Meanwhile, with the stroke of a pen, our Constitution, the Geneva Conventions, and the basis for legal rights of the accused in Anglo-Saxon law since the Magna Carta, were gutted.
The Times (UK) article linked above also mentioned that there was a protest:
“Religious groups staged a protest outside the White House as the Bill was being signed. Protesters shouted “Bush is the terrorist” and “Torture is a crime”. Those who refused to move were arrested by police.”
Again, we didn’t see that, either.
Readers of this journal know how I feel about this — and about the Bush administration. Here’s my question for supporters of this administration, though: Even if you think that Bush is a good man, and that this legislation is neccessary for the so-called “War on Terror”…..has it occurred to any of you what happens when that unfettered authority is handed to someone else? Someone who *isn’t* a “good man?” What happens then? Are you all really that short-sighted?