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This has been an amazing month, politically speaking. With the Dems in Congress, actual positive legislation is once again occurring. (See kids? This is what a Congress is SUPPOSED to look like!)

But as satisfying as that is, it's so much more delicious watching Repubs *FINALLY* being forced to testify UNDER OATH...

The Congressional hearings have already produced two amazing quotes, sure to go down in history...

1) Condoleeza Rice:

"It's bad policy to speculate on what you'll do if a plan fails when you're trying to make a plan work."

I swear to god, the Secretary of State just admitted, under oath, that the Bushies don't believe in contingency planning.

No single sentence could possibly explain the Iraq disaster better than that.

2) Alberto Gonzales:

"There is no expressed grant of habeas in the Constitution; there's a prohibition against taking it away. [...] The Constitution doesn't say every individual in the United States or citizen is hereby granted or assured the right of habeas corpus. It doesn't say that. It simply says the right shall not be suspended except in cases of rebellion or invasion."

Unreal. Absolutely fucking unreal. The Attorney General has just -- again, under oath -- denied one of the core principles of our entire American legal system. They can "disappear" us anytime they like -- and according to them, there's not a damned thing we can do about it...

It is no longer enough for these people to be impeached, and removed from office. They must be tried for treason, and executed in full accordance with the very law they insist on deliberately misreading...

Current Emotional State: depressed depressed

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fair_witness From: fair_witness Date: January 23rd, 2007 03:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Bush is fond of talking about how history will judge him. I do not think that judgment will go as he anticipates.
amaebi From: amaebi Date: January 23rd, 2007 03:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have had an uneasy feeling for a long time that the only consistent reading of Bush is one in which he plans to end history by destroying the earth, or at least current civilizations. He would, of course, be thinking of this as the holy task of bringing on Apocalypse. :/

(BTW, hi, Rach!)
fair_witness From: fair_witness Date: January 23rd, 2007 03:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

Is that a Wonder Horse I see?
amaebi From: amaebi Date: January 23rd, 2007 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
*waves a cheerful hoof*
unbeliever64 From: unbeliever64 Date: January 24th, 2007 07:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
You know, it's just WRONG when your friends in Real Life, and your friends on LJ, turn out to know each other in a completely different context (presumably Callahan's?).

The mind boggles. :)
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