Display the above image on your blog if you agree that the passage of the new Torture & Detention Without Trial BILL has seriously undermined American principles and taken us a few more steps down the road to Nazi Germany. Now the president has the ability to detain anyone without trial, without charging them with anything, and to torture them while they are in custody. You know, if we had someone in charge in this country who was intelligent and honest, this bill would still be an outrage. Consider the administration's batting average with detaining the right people -- the fact that the large majority of detainees at Abu Graib and Gitmo were never convicted of ever having done anything wrong, and things start to get a little chilly. As Ivins points out in her article -- that's 10 out of 700 at Gitmo. This is as much a cover your ass bill for future law suits against government officials as anything else. Despicable. Molly Ivins on the subject. Walk Out On the Bush Regime October 5th. And Slate on the subject.
Thanks to Jeff Ford for all the links and actually, all of the concise and quotable words above.