Congress to Vote on Gitmo Prisoners
Last week the Supreme Court slapped Bush back into consciousness, reminding him of the Constitution, the Geneva Convention, and checks and balances. But now the neocons have found a silver lining in the Court’s ruling.
Congress will be voting on this issue, as the Court suggested they do. They will be voting on whether to conduct military tribunals for the SUSPECTED (sorry wingnuts, there’s that big word again) terrorists being held at Guantanamo Bay.
Presto! Republicans have found the perfect hot-button issue for this November. Looks like they won’t have to dust off Gay Marriage after all.
We have another Perfect Storm of Karl Rove’s shrewdness at framing the issues and defining the terms, and the invertebrate Democrats falling into every trap set by the Republicans. Just bring in the cameras and force every Democrat to either genuflect before King George, or look into the camera and say “I’m a latte-sipping bedwetting surrender monkey.”
Last Thursday Nancy Pelosi said the Supreme Court’s decision “affirms the American ideal that all are entitled to the basic guarantees of our justice system.” This comment set off alarms all over the Far Right. Majority Leader John Boehner said Pelosi wanted “special privileges for terrorists.”
And OxyContin “Rush” Limbaugh was bleating on his radio show about Pelosi’s “deranged” comment.
Let’s see…the Constitution, the Geneva Convention — “special privileges”??!?!? Only in Neanderthal-land.
As retarded as this “reasoning” is, it’s catching on among the cerebrally-challenged. One GOP strategist said “It would be good politics to have a debate about this if Democrats are going to argue for additional rights for terrorists.”
AAAARRRRGGGHHH!!!!! Yes, it probably is good politics. Cut funding for education during the 1980s, and twenty years later we have a generation of dumbfucks who’ll fall for anything.
Some members of Congress are pushing to have the Gitmo suspects tried by Court-Martial. But Bush and his fellow Right-ards are against this idea because it offers too many legal protections.