it would seem bush has the right to bury people alive

Good work, Congressman Conyers.

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  1. mark
    Posted June 27, 2008 at 7:47 am | Permalink

    The line of questioning could have gone on and on… “Can he draw and quarter people? Flay them? Drink the blood of babies?”

  2. Paw
    Posted June 27, 2008 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    The Supreme Court just ruled that Bush can skull-fuck nuns.

  3. Brackachetucky
    Posted June 27, 2008 at 10:54 am | Permalink

    So… because he probably does have that authority and hasn’t used it… doesn’t that kinda make him a benevolent dictator?

  4. Ol' E Cross
    Posted June 27, 2008 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    It should make for an interesting question in the McCain vs. Obama debates.

    Charles Gibson: “A policy question for both candidates, on the subject of torture … gibbets or judas chairs?”

  5. brent
    Posted June 27, 2008 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    I’ll steal a comment from Steve in the Ypsitucky thread. Strange how fitting it is in this context

    “Much of the abuse was ignored or tolerated because there was a war on. But it was a tumultuous time.”

    What a dark time for democracy and human rights in this country. I shudder to think what future generations will think of us.

  6. mark
    Posted June 28, 2008 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    What’s become of our country when a story like this doesn’t rise to the level of say Brittney Spears shaving her head or beating an SUV with an umbrella in the press? We’re doomed.

  7. mark
    Posted June 28, 2008 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    THIS JUST IN…. Bush can now eat human flesh!

  8. dp in ypsi
    Posted June 29, 2008 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

    While this makes for good TV, Mr. Conyers shouldn’t be congratulated for doing his job (albeit later than events truly warranted) as regards Mr. Yoo’s despicable part in recent socio-political history.

    Instead, Mr. Conyers should be holding Impeachment hearings for Mr. Bush & Mr. Cheney; concurrently and post-haste.

    Obama/McCain/Nader/McKinney/Barr should not, and can not for the health of our Republic, inherent this precedent- the powers of the Unitary Executive- when sworn into office.

  9. mark
    Posted June 30, 2008 at 6:59 am | Permalink

    Amen.

  10. Robert
    Posted June 30, 2008 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    It’s nice to live in a time when we don’t need the Constitution anymore. Sure, technically all those rights could be taken away from us, but only technically. It’s a far fetched theoretical consideration. Dwelling on that possibility is like worrying about an asteroid destroying all life on Earth. It just ain’t gonna happen. This is America. Things are different here. We’ll never lose our freedoms. I’ve looked into the eyes of our leaders and they are good people. They would never betray us for other interests. No government, president, or administration would ever dream of such a thing. I think it was Thomas Jefferson who said that government was like a best friend, trustworthy to the end.

  11. mark
    Posted June 30, 2008 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

    I think his exact quote, Robert, was “Don’t worry, Be happy.”

  12. Robert
    Posted July 2, 2008 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    The Bush Administration has now put the FBI on the job of trying to dig up some dirt on the Congressman’s wife, a Detroit City Council member. That should get the Congressman to think again about questioning the details of what this Administration can and cannot do. I’m sure if he doesn’t get the message, they’ll ratchet things up a bit. Just like the founding fathers intended it, right Publius?

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