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  •  I applaud the judge BUT... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...this ruling will not stand.

    I don't have to have a compelling argument why.  I don't even have to have a nonsensical argument why.  We are long since past that point.

    The law no longer exists for any of that.  The law exists to allow our ruling class to do what they want, justify their actions and protect them from any consequences.  

    If some deluded judge with oh, so 20th Century notions of jurisprudence doesn't agree, well, there's another judge or panel who will.  If that's not possible, negotiate a "settlement" with strict terms of non-disclosure or, easier yet, just declare "State Secret" and walk away.  If, despite everything, some kind of 1 in 1 billion chain of events lead to a trial or judgement, simply grant retroactive immunity.

    Look Forward, Not Backward.  

    And, yes, I can drag Obama into this.  From the same article:

    The Obama administration has represented Rumsfeld through the Justice Department

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