Well, trust a Republican to give cover for the crimes of a fellow Republican. In a bold move to cover Bush and Rumsfeld from war crimes prosecution, supposedly "thoughtful" Republican, John McCain, has agreed to a deal with Bush that allows the President to authorize "lesser violations" of the Geneva Convention based on executive orders which may or may not be made public.
Bush hailed the deal (a bad sign) and said it would "preserve the most potent tool in the war on terrorism."
I've said before that we can't let ourselves think that Bush is the only problem. The problem is the Republican majority. So long as a majority of Congress covers for his torturing, spying and other outrages on our constitution we are in danger of losing our democracy - no exaggeration.
Even supposedly "liberal" Republicans are part of the problem because they enable their more overtly right wing leadership to determine what gets voted on in which committee and so on.
There is only one way to stop these people. Get active and do everything we can to ensure a Democratic victory in November!
Friday, September 22, 2006
Posted by Raised By Republicans at 4:51 AM