Thursday, December 18

Back To The History Books, Mr. President

The 2nd Circuit Federal Court of Appeals on the ruling on Jose Padilla:

"As this court sits only a short distance from where the World Trade Center stood, we are as keenly aware as anyone of the threat al-Qaida poses to our country and of the responsibilities the president and law enforcement officials bear for protecting the nation. But presidential authority does not exist in a vacuum, and this case involves not whether those responsibilities should be aggressively pursued, but whether the president is obligated, in the circumstances presented here, to share them with Congress."
This, along with Bush's cooked-up reasons for invading Oilraq - labeling Hussein as an imminent threat to the United States - point out the one basic tenet of American justice that this administration refuses to accept: