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Guantanamo inmates can be held 'in perpetuity'- US. That's paraphrasing the deputy attorney general. The general in charge of military trials of Guantanamo prisoners, said pretty much the same thing. A Republican senator from Alabama said some of the prisoners need to be executed, as if he knew anything about any alleged crimes -- no one does, because there have only been four trials in three years.

This is absolutely inexcusable and reprehensible. It's shameful. And if there were any justice it would be impeachable.

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songdogmi
Jun. 16th, 2005 02:28 pm (UTC)
I think the present leaders don't understand that, nor many of their followers. It seems they say, "We're the United States, therefore we're Good, and therefore we will not be questioned." They don't seem to know what kind of anger and distrust they're inspiring, not just in our enemies, but also in our friends. We're losing any kind of moral authority we once might have had. That makes me as angry as the Guantanamo Bay activities do.
ferndalealex
Jun. 16th, 2005 01:09 pm (UTC)
In a blurb on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, Attorney General Gonzales was saying that the prisoners can be held for the length of hostilities. And only the President can decide when hostilities are over. More and more I think Bush has something in common with Nixon: Desire for an Imperial Presidency.
songdogmi
Jun. 16th, 2005 02:34 pm (UTC)
Yet I can only wish that Nixon was back, because he wasn't quite the character Dubya is. It just seems that the farther we go, the worse the leaders get.

For instance, as ambitious as Nixon was, I don't think anyone ever considered amending the constitution in 1973 so that Nixon could run again in 1976. But an amendment repealing the term-limit amendment (no. 22) has been introduced in the present Congress. Excuse me now while I shudder in abject fear and loathing.
(Anonymous)
Jun. 16th, 2005 03:56 pm (UTC)
(Another) four more years ...
Re a prospective third term for Nixon: yes, they did. "Business interests". The story floated around for awhile during late winter and early spring of '73. Then came the televised Watergate hearings, and that was the last we heard of it!

-- TAP#1
songdogmi
Jun. 16th, 2005 04:43 pm (UTC)
Re: (Another) four more years ...
See, I was 11, what do I know...

Funny thing is, I'm against term limits, except for presidents. I think two terms is quite enough. To be president, one have to be enough of a bastard that eight years wears out one's welcome.
ferndalealex
Jun. 17th, 2005 02:01 am (UTC)
Don't shudder too much: "According to a study by C-SPAN, this is a count of the number of amendments proposed in each of the sessions of Congress in the 1990's:

* 106th (1999 only): 60
* 105th (1997-98): 103
* 104th (1995-96): 158
* 103rd (1993-94): 156
* 102nd (1991-92): 165
* 101st (1989-90): 214"


usconstitution.net Some Proposed amendments

H.J. RES 24 introduced Feb 17 to date has 4 (four) co-sponsors. Don't lose sleep, just yet.
mysannthropy
Jun. 16th, 2005 06:56 pm (UTC)
"This is absolutely inexcusable and reprehensible. It's shameful. And if there were any justice it would be impeachable."

really.

did you check out toms last posted link? maybe something will actually be done. EVERYbody out there cant be THAT stupid. any and all government opposition has to follow procedure at the proper judicial levels. maybe its just the due process that they have to go thru to expose him without screwing up their cases. all we can do is sit back and watch and wait and see (among doing our part and telling everyone we know what the hell is going on!!)...and hope and pray!!!
ferndalealex
Jun. 17th, 2005 01:52 am (UTC)
The problem isn't that it isn't impeachable...'cause if it were a Democrat embroiled in these issues we'd hear nothing else from Capitol Hill.
mysannthropy
Jun. 16th, 2005 07:52 pm (UTC)
check this out...
i heard about this on public radio about 2 years ago on npr ..alot of people dont know about this..

http://antiwar.com/deliso/?articleid=3209
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