The smirky Torturer-in-Chief got to sign his Torture Bill. The Decider and his designees can determine who is an enemy combatant (person of interest) for any reason, using his "with us or against us" mentality. Detainees have no rights and can be brutally treated, it's lawful, but un-American. The most insulting aspect:"And now, in memory of the victims of September the 11th, it is my honor to sign the Military Commissions Act of 2006 into law" How many 9/11 victims would approve of the United States without Habeas Corpus? Should George Bush have the right to detain people and do to them whatever strikes his fancy? Including waterboarding? The Bush Administration's war crimes and violations of the Geneva Convention are now covered retroactively by Diablo's stroke of a Sharpie. Torture first, change the laws to cover your asses later. This is working out well for them.
Bush signs into law S. 3930, the Military Commissions Act of 2006, during a ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, in the East Room of the White House. Joining him on stage, from left are: Utah Rep. Chris Cannon, Indiana Rep. Steve Buyer, Wisconsin Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, California Rep. Duncan Hunter, and Sen. John Warner of Virginia. General Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales are in the background. White House photo by Paul Morse
Now, remember those GOP names...they're torturers. Coincidentally, Chris Cannon (R-Ut)is the gem who called Pages precocious.Cannon was outdone by Chris Shays (R-Ct)who said Abu Ghraib was a sex ring. Conspicuously absent is Torturer and Religious Right Asskisser, John McCain. He must have had unexpected changes in his schedule like the day before when he mysteriously couldn't make it to speak at Erie County's Rep dinner. As reported by the conservative Buffalonews.com:
At the urging of Rep. Thomas M. Reynolds, Rove - who is called "Bush's brain" - is slated to fill in for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., at the Erie County Republican Committee's black-tie dinner in the Statler Towers.
McCain suddenly backed out, claiming a "scheduling conflict," even though the GOP presidential front-runner couldn't say what he had on his dance card that conflicted with it.
Then there's McCain's strange absence from the Senate floor during the sham of a debate on the torture bill. His partners in crime, Warner and Graham, both spewed justification in the name of protecting us, McCain absent. He was attending a friend's funeral. How convenient. McCain is seriously damaged goods, and an asshole. His presidential aspirations have blinded him to reality. No way in hell can he win. He's being played by the White House again. Sucker.
Bush Moves to Firm Up Support with rabid right wing shrieking head radio and TV sycophants.
The rotten little chickenshit can't face REAL Americans. Instead he's gathering his paid-for "press" to make sure they've got the right talking points directly from the horse's ass.
Bush discussed his policies with conservative radio hosts last month at the White House, including, from left, Mike Gallagher, Neal Boortz, Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity and Michael Medved.
Speaking of other chickenshits, five deferments got himself a tough interview with Pilonidal RushCyst. They've got a lot in common.
Cheney gave Rush an interview. Cut out the cumbersome middle men...straight into the deepest thick bullshit propaganda. Rush is carried ALL over the place, loud and clear. Catapulting Big Time's lies. If you will.
Cheney on Iraq:
"Look at the general overall situation they're doing remarkably well"
"We're engaged there...this is sort of at present the major front on the war on terror, that's what Osama Bin Laden said, and he's right."
Some protesters arrested for blocking a gate. Land of the free, home of the brave, country of the shredded Constitution.