During your lead-up to, and interview with U-S Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez you betrayed your supposed knowledge of law.
During the House Armed Services Committee hearing Thursday (9-7-6) on the Bush Administration's proposal for military commissions to try terror suspects General James Walker, staff judge advocate of the U.S. Marine Corps, called one provision in their proposal a "major problem". The provision he was referring to was the one under which a suspected terrorist could be tried and convicted without ever having seen the evidence against him or her...
General Walker went on to say:
"I'm not aware of any situation in the world where there is a system of jurisprudence that is recognized by civilized people," he said, "where an individual can be tried without -- and convicted without -- seeing the evidence against him. And I don't think that the United States needs to become the first in that scenario."
The judge advocate generals of the Army, Navy and Air Force, who also testified Thursday, all agreed.
So just who are we kidding here?
That the Bush Administration would even TRY to write its own rules so blatantly is clear and present evidence of either its raw hubris or its utter stupidity. I since I refuse to believe they could actually be that dumb...I'm forced to really see it all for what it is...and it's fascism folks. Or if not fascism, it's fascistic. It at least tastes like fascism:
"A totalitarian philosophy of government that glorifies the state and nation and assigns to the state control over every aspect of national life."
I heard that quote from General Walker on the radio and while sitting at the next stop light scribbled this on a scrap of paper...
We'll win the `war on terror' (the "war against Islamic fascists") by demonstrating our ability as a culture...as a nation...to peacefully defeat our own government's rising fascistic tendencies. We must work to create the conditions under which acts of terrorism anywhere are universally understood as wrong and unjust. But we cannot try to make people think this - but instead act as a nation in such a way that it becomes so clear that all people, everywhere, have no choice but to realize that all terrorism is wrong and unjust. And this will happen once our hubris has subsided and our culture's true nature actually shines through. But remember, that means those of us who aren't fascists must stand up!
Right now the conditions exist under which a bomb that kills Americans is seen as a good idea by far too many people on this planet! That's for sure!
So we need to demonstrate to the world what it is about our culture that's good - and start doing it fast (like November 7th) because the clock is ticking, and it seems pretty clear to me that our enemies are stacking up a whole lot faster than we're knocking them down.
So that's it...we've got to peacefully remove OUR fascists in order to show the world it's possible to build a culture in which it's possible to defeat fascism peacefully!!!
And you see, the funniest...or maybe the most ironic...thing the Bush Administration's got in its arsenal for its `war on terror' is its supposed Guiding Light's mission statement. Because the `war on terror' would've never gotten off the ground if only the Bush Administration could've kept asking itself, what would Jesus do? But of course they've re-written that history, too. They've actually turned his turned cheek into a freaking smart bomb! You know, I sure wish Jesus would return - just to kick George Bush's ass...but remember, he'd have to do it peacefully.
Because every violent victory begets yet another future conflict, period.