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View Diary: Warner military commissions bill: should Dems support it? (7 comments)

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    fightorleave, bonesy, gustynpip

    Dems should be using every parliamentary procedure available to make sure this lame-duck Congress doesn't pass the law, and leaves it instead up to the people who will be elected in November.

    •  I agree with Elwood (2+ / 0-)
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      bonesy, kurt

      but the more important point is that it has to stop being about what Warner, Graham or McCain think--especially McCain because he thinks he should be president.  

      It has to start being about what the Dems think (you know, the 50-60% of us in this country).  I heard some idiots proclaim that the Dems should just stay out of the Republican train wreck, which generally is good advice, but the Dems really ought to be piling on now.

      They should ask why anyone cares what flip-flopper McCain thinks about anything or when is Graham going to sell out to Bush and be the boot-licker he is.  

      The Dems should consider their own plan.  Like, maybe, turning some of them over to the U.S. Attorneys for prosecution (I think some in captivity allegedly participated in the African embassy bombings or other known plots), some could likely be indicted for conspiracy or participating in criminal/terrorist acts and others could be tried by military commissions (those caught on the battlefield in Afghanistan or Iraq). Even if one were to belittle my suggestions, MY POINT is that a DEMOCRATIC plan can be done--one that satisfies generally accepted notions of due process and substance, i.e., the law as it existed pre-Bush--and should be put forward by Dems.  

      Even more important than all of this is: WHERE IS THE VIDEO FROM DORGAN'S COMMITTEE HEARINGS ON HALLIBURTON, THE LACK OF OVERSIGHT BY THE REPUBLICAN CONGRESS AND BUSH'S FAILURES IN IRAQ?  

      I expected Crooks and Liars to have it, but they didn't. I only heard about it from The Huffington Post, here.  But, so far, nothing at DKos.  Maybe, I missed it.  I'll go back and look....

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