Thursday, October 18, 2007
Confirmation hearings began on Wednesday for Attorney General nominee Michael Mukasey. And after a day of questioning, the Democratic-led Senate Judiciary Committee appears set to support his confirmation. President Bush nominated Mukasey to replace Alberto Gonzales after Gonzales quit in August amidst a series of scandals involving the firing of U.S. Attorneys and for approving a secret warrantless domestic surveillance program. Mukasey is a retired federal judge who handled several high-profile cases including the 1995 trial of Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, the "blind sheikh," and the initial detention of Jose Padilla.
On Wednesday Mukasey defended many of President Bush”s most controversial post 9/11 policies. He said the president has the right to indefinitely detain American citizens without charge. He refused to recommend the closing of the military prison at Guantanamo. And Mukasey said he does not believe prisoners at Guantanamo should be allowed the right of habeas corpus.
@ DEMOCRACY NOW
This man appears to be slightly better than the previous occupant of the AG's office but only slightly. With his narrow views and devotion to the Cabal it is not likely anything will improve in the areas of Habeas Corpus or GITMO and many others that are crying out for change.
Yet despite the shortcomings of this man, the Dems will once again roll over and relinquish control to the fascist Cabal.
Suddenly all aspects of law are open for micro-interpretation, defining torture, defining enemy combatants, etc, etc. The worst part about this is there are no more checks in the system to prevent further integration of fascism into the U.S. We are sitting ducks waiting to be plucked.
Nothing short of a full scale violent revolution will change what has been wrought upon us.
It will be a while but the rest of the consumer-grade citizens will be feeling the pinch of fascism and when they do, there will be hell to pay.