Who Hijacked Our Country

Friday, June 15, 2007

Send Scooter Libby to Guantanamo — or Shut It Down

That’s the title of an e-mail I got yesterday. And it makes sense. In the name of “National Security” we've been putting terrorist suspects in Guantanamo Bay so that the Constitution and Geneva Convention won’t apply.

Well, if outing a CIA agent isn't a breach of national security, what is? Remember, Bush 41 once said that people who reveal the names of covert operatives are “the most insidious of traitors.” If the Constitution and Geneva Convention are “quaint” and “outdated” — as Abu Gonzales says they are — then why should Scooter Libby get any special privileges? Off to Gitmo with him!!

I personally would rather have the Guantanamo Bay prison shut down. I think the Constitution and Geneva Convention should apply to all war criminals, including Scooter Libby. If you think the same standard — whatever that standard is — should apply to everyone convicted or suspected of war crimes, click here.

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4 Comments:

Blogger LET'S TALK said...

Leave it to the Republicans, Libby did not oust a CIA agent.

You make a good point about Bush 41, but nothing much will be done to Libby.

If this guy was being sentence to Gitmo, he would start talking as if there was no tomorrow... I hear his wife is very upset about what is going on.

June 16, 2007 at 6:25 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Let's Talk: He'd start singing like a canary if he was threatened with Gitmo. Yeah, I'll bet his wife is upset by all of this. After all, he might start courting a new "sweetheart" (or a lot of them) when he's behind bars.

June 16, 2007 at 11:36 AM  
Blogger BaxtersMum said...

I thought it was very interesting that this is a WAR on terror, yet for some reason our soldiers in Iraq and the enemy combatants in prisons are not being treated under the Geneva convention. I guess its OK to prosecute war crimes if you're Sadam, but a US soldier raping and kililng someone is punished under the military court?

WTF?

June 16, 2007 at 4:14 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

BaxtersMum: The "War on Terror" and the Iraqi invasion are bringing out all sorts of contradictions in our "leaders." I think "WTF" pretty much sums it up.

June 16, 2007 at 8:17 PM  

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