See you in Gitmo
With the signing of the Military Commissions Act of 2006, the US Senate and Congress has granted Bush the power he has been striving for ever since 9-11.
The Act has given the President and Donald Rumsfeld the ability to deem anyone (US citizen or not) an "enemy combatant", and thereby removes any rights they may have to take their detention up in court. This Act also gives the President the ability to decide just how far to take
the torture interrogations, including the acceptance of "Waterboarding", something which the US stood by as a WAR CRIME after World War II. If someone so much as blinks wrong, they can be linked to those ever elusive "terrorists" and subject to indefinate detention and torture, if the President says it's necessary for National Security. Bush, in yet another of his lie filled speeches, said that the US does not practice torture, yet they have been proven to torture detainees, and in fact have now given the big green light to torture up to and including organ failure and death of anyone deemed an "enemy combatant" in the War on Terror.
So how long before Cindy Sheehan is an "enemy combatant"? How long before anybody who disagrees with the administration or their repressive, fascist policies is an "enemy combatant"? How long before people like you and me, who ponder these things daily, and discuss in open and free forums the goings on around us, become "enemy combatants"? Freedom? If this is what they are fighting for, they can shove it up their asses.
Check out the bit on Crooks and Liars, especially Keith Olbermann's video clip. As he says at the end of the interview...
"See you in Gitmo."