Torture is not an American value.

Torture is not an American value.


I cannot tell you how much I resent even having to type that sentence.


Because of the rules of the Senate, there will be no filibuster.  I know there are many Democrats who fought, and must feel very much like the gentleman Steph Dray talked to in Harry Reid's office (on the flip):

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No Constitutional Authority, But...

 If you take the time to follow all the links below and think about them critically, the mystery of why the president doesn't believe he's been breaking any laws will reveal itself: he hasn't been, because he's not obligated anymore to follow the Constitution. Believing he still is, is the biggest lie anyone can tell themselves now. I think these are the "executive" powers he used to refer to, that nobody could find in the Constitution. That's because they aren't there. Maybe this is why Senator McCain backed down. Good actors indeed, saying they'll obey the judges, while continuing to do the same thing. They'll do the same with torture, unless you think they've quit spying after being ordered to quit. I can imagine hearing it now, "What happens in Syria, stays in Syria." 

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GOP to Nuke Constitution Next Week

Next weeek, the White House will be pushing a string of poorly concieved and deceptive bills designed to get them off the hook for toruture and other war crimes. They have only one shot at ginning up a full blown assault on the constitution before the end of the month and Congress goes home to campaign. Bush will probably demand these bills be passed in his 9/11 speech, making an emotional appeal to try the 14 9/11 masterminds for the sake of the 9/11 survivors. Think of the children!

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First the Facts, Then the Acts

...Politicians are increasingly isolating themselves from the people they are supposedly representing. It is virtually impossible to contact a politician unless you are a constituent, regardless of the committees they sit upon. If you are a constituent, you receive a form letter with the blanks filled in. I have dozens from my representatives and they all read the same, regardless of the issue...

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My Resolution: Condemnation of Constitutional Contempt

  I used to complain that the major media was not doing its constitutional duty overall. Then I witnessed this: http://www.crooksandliars.com/2006/08/30keith-olbermann-delivers-one-hell-of-a- commentary-on-rumsfeld (Not to mention http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brent-budo wsky/the-cia-leak-case-on-bob_b_28283.ht ml)  I cried watching the bravery and heroism of Mr. Olberman, a man who takes great risk. He and Budowsky both deserve Emmys; in my opinion (remember what happened to the N.Y. Times).

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