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Faux pas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:29 PM
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Mukasey Wants New War Declaration Of War
Maybe we should get Attorney General Michael Mukasey a couple of countdown calendars. If he had checked the calendar yesterday before heading out to give a speech at the American Enterprise Institute, he would have realized that there were only 182 days left of the Bush Administration and roughly five weeks left in the congressional calendar (which translates to about 20 days on Capitol Hill).

The problem for Mukasey is that no one is lining up behind someone who will be in forced retirement in a little more than six months. And certainly Congress isnt going to drop everything and follow Mukaseys crazily ambitious proposal for Congress to both declare a new war and gut habeas corpus protections.

Mukasey offered a multi-part plan to violate the Constitution. He demanded that Congress declare a new armed conflict (which is Bush-speak for a new declaration of war) that would give a president worldwide power to declare anyone a terrorist and hold the person forever - without ever charging anyone with a crime. Mukasey also asked Congress to enact the Bush Administrations scheme for undermining the recent Supreme Court decision restoring constitutional habeas corpus protections to the detainees at Guantanamo. The main goal of the proposed new Bush rules restricting habeas rights is to try to block federal judges from ever learning the truth about the deliberate and widespread use of torture and abuse inflicted on detainees. Judges would not be allowed to see evidence of torture and abuse and would instead simply have to trust that a president is holding the right people as terrorists.

More at site http://blog.aclu.org/2008/07/22/lame-duck-attorney-gene... /
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:30 PM
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1. Jeebus! Who approved the nomination of this anus. Oh, yeah...
And we keep voting them in.

Our learning curve is flat.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:31 PM
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3. Nobody could have predicted that he would be a BushCo lackey.
:eyes:
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:33 PM
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4. Absolutely not. "Is waterboarding torture?" "I don't answer hypotheticals."
"How about this one: what if we vote your sorry ass out of this chamber if you don't answer the fucking question."

Yeah.
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:39 PM
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5. Schumer and DiFi.
He wouldn't have made it without them.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:15 PM
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7. schumer & feinstein
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Faux pas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:38 PM
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8. LOL our learning curve has dipped below the horizontal line.
Seems every time someone gets replaced, they come up with someone more evil and scarier. I feel like I'm living in an alternative universe. :scared:
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 08:12 AM
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15. You know, Ashcroft did some damage control after he resigned...
... and he tried to convince us he wasn't nuts. And then he testified before Congress this past week. Holy crapoli! Mukasey is a wart, but he's just a different kind of wart than Ashcroft.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:30 PM
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2. I'd like to see the OLD declaration of war first.
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Faux pas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:41 PM
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9. It's probably somewhere among in those 'missing' emails.
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VP505 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:54 PM
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6. If this doesn't fit the
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 02:56 PM by vpilot
old adage GIVE THEM AN INCH AND THEY WILL TAKE A MILE I don't know what does. We need to rub this in the face of every Dem Congress Critter and Senator that capitulated and voted for the last FISA insult to the Constitution and We The People. Giving THIS President "worldwide power" my a**, he doesn't deserve to even LOOK at a map of the rest of the world much less be unleashed on them.
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Faux pas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:46 PM
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10. That worldwide power idea made me laugh and made me sick
at the same time. How many countries are going to let our storm troopers in to round up who(m)ever they want? I've heard some crazy sh*t the last seven years, this by far, is the the looniest.
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:55 PM
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11. He believes, he's Bush attorney. n/t
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Faux pas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:59 PM
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12. So did Gonzo, I think bush gave them the idea.
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:04 PM
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13. That's double scary; the thought of Bush giving anyone an idea.
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 07:06 PM by Uncle Joe
My own thoughts are that Cheney and Addington are the real power in this maladministration and Bush is their Howdie Doodie Puppet.

I'm of the firm belief Cheney and his oil guzzling, war profiteering money people chose Bush as their front man, because Bush had a name and he came from a large state.
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Faux pas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 01:49 AM
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14. Oh, for sure bush is a puppet. In addition to his coming from a
big state, his family background is pretty evil. Perfect fit.
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MiniMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 08:29 AM
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17. Mukasey can kiss my lily white ass, and so can Congress if they pass something like that
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