Sunday, March 05, 2006

Bipartisanship

When Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Cheney's Pocket) runs out of parliamentary manouvers to block an investigation into administration's felony wire-tapping, the only sensible thing to do is change the rules of the committee. This is how 5-year olds behave.

Stephen Bainbridge, who's the closest thing to a principled Republican you're going to find these days, notes a study that (again) confirms what we already knew: Guantanamo is a torture-gulag for innocents. Enough's enough; it's as if the apologists are determined to have future generations of their own families remember them with deep and abiding shame.

Though Bainbridge is on the right side on this, he leaves a slightly problematic coda:
I'm prepared to accept that the GWOT requires indefinite detention of people who pose a real existential threat to the United States, but I'm yet to be convinced that the executive branch should have unreviewable fiat in deciding who is to be indefinitely incarcerated.
Well, I mean, a real existential threat has to be stopped, period, GWOT or no GWOT. But come on. Can we get real about this GWOT thing? There is almost nothing the US can't outlast or survive, except time. Until and unless Islamic culture changes to the point at which their fundamentalism entails hating gay people peacefully, there will always be Islamic terrorists. We defeat them by giving in to none of their demands; they don't matter. There is no GWOT.

3 Comments:

At 5:24 PM, Blogger jeremy said...

I'm so glad it's been said again: "There is no GWOT."

 
At 5:01 PM, Blogger KINGSPAWN said...

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At 5:01 PM, Blogger KINGSPAWN said...

Just so everyone's clear on the matter, "gwot" as funny-sounding word-cronym was initially put forth by Stephen Colbert when interviewing Richard Clark (who's surprisingly funny).

 

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