Thursday, June 29, 2006

Lame Duck with Lemons?

Supreme Court Rejects Guantanamo Trials
Decision Marks Setback for Bush Administration

WASHINGTON (June 29) - The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that President Bush overstepped his authority in ordering military war crimes trials for Guantanamo Bay detainees, saying in a strong rebuke that the trials were illegal under U.S. and international law..."

Good. I love a strong rebuke to Bush from the Supremes.
And as far as recent decisions go, it seems the Supremes are taking some strong measures to restore their credibility, while they reign in the naked little emperor and his sycophants.

Could this be the beginning of the last phase of Bush's petty tyranny?
Maybe something as common as enforcing the laws of the land might do to him what the media has failed to do: expose him and declaw him.


Lulu Maude said...

Old Never-Say-Democracy Dubya has announced his intention to get Congress to grant him military tribunal power. "I take what they said seriously, though," he said of the Supremes.

Baby, baby: where did our love go?

Karen Zipdrive said...

I heard that he intends to try to get laws made that back his tribunal power.
If in doubt, break the law until you get caught, then attempt to change the law.
In other words, Bush is accountable to nobody, never.

dusty said...

The SCOTUSblog has a wonderful analysis of what was and was not addressed in this case. Even I could understand most of it, so its a good read.

Holly in Cincinnati said...

I love it!

"Lame Duck with Lemons?"

Karen Zipdrive said...

Get a load of what the Republican co-chair of the 9/11 Commission said about this topic:

Thomas Kean, the Republican former governor of New Jersey who co-chaired the 9-11 Commission, has said in an interview with Arianna Huffington that he doesn't think the Times's publication of its story on the U.S.'s secret financial surveillance program put American lives at risk.

In the interview, Kean also defended the Times's right to publish the story -- though he said he didn't agree with their decision -- and said he opposes any criminal prosecution of the paper for publishing its scoop.

Of attacks on the Times like those from Dick Cheney and White House press secretary Tony Snow, Kean said: "I would rather they keep the debate a moderate one...I don't think it helps."

dusty said...

Evidently the Shrub and his minions don't remember the pentagon papers..someone should read them Justice Blacks ruling on them..