Progressive Programmer

Progressive Politics or idle geek banter. What's on my mind when I'm irked, intrigued, bored or up too late.

Location: Michigan, United States


I'm floating in a most-uh puh-kyoo-lee-ar waa-aay

Three branches, good. One branch purposely ignoring and avoiding confrontations with another branch in an effort to expand its powers indefinitely, bad:
White House hard-liners, led by Vice President Dick Cheney and his uncompromising lawyer, David Addington, made it clear that there was only one acceptable answer. One day, Bowker recalls, a colleague explained the goal: to "find the legal equivalent of outer space"—a "lawless" universe. As Bowker understood it, the idea was to create a system where detainees would have no legal rights and U.S courts would have no power to intervene.

Methinks it sadly and tragically ironic that in an effort to avoid having to use, you know, an actual court system of our own to try suspected terrorists and "enemy combatants", the administration may have sealed the fate of the men and women in our uniform they commanded to torture/kidnap/guard said suspected terrorists and "enemy combatants".

If any servicemen or officers end up in the Hague with this ruling being quoted in a brief, don't blame the US Supreme Court. Blame Addington, Cheney, and Bush for trying to get away with this crap in the first place.

I'm not liberal, I'm just paying attention


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