Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Dodd: And the idea that this body would grant retroactive immunity in the face of these challenges and deny the courts an opportunity to determine at the mere request of a president….the major companies for years on end can sweep up—vacuum up to use the Church committees language, every telephone conversation, every fax , every email of millions and millions of Americans is a precedent I don’t think we would want to have left as part of our heritage in coming generations. And believe me they will look back to us…Constitutional lawyer and author Glenn Greenwald expressed the high stakes this way, Mr. President and I quote:
‘The Bush administration will be gone in eleven months, but in the absence of some meaning accountability all of this will remain. If these theories remain undisturbed and unchallenged. And all of these crimes go un-investigated and unpunished, that will have a profound impact on changing our national character and further transforming the type of country we are.’
Watching Chris last night on C-Span (H/T to Carey) I wondered why no one else was there.
Is not the future of America important enough to take a stand against the MOB goons willing to trash all that is good to save their media pals from losing millions of dollars for breaking the law?
20 hours down, Chris finally wrapped up his truly patriotic defense of the Constitution and the rule of law. I wish everyone could have seen and heard the passion in his voice toward his country, defending it rightly against the attack of the WH Mob Bosses.
It says a lot about where we are as a country when we allow torture, warrantless eavesdropping, unlawful detention of 'enemy combatants', extraordinary rendition and the rest.
I remind you that these markedly illegal actions are from one source, the WH Mob Bosses.
So to sum it up, the WH and certain members of Congress should be charged with TREASON and nothing less and brought to trial for their indiscretions, NOW!
Kudos to Senator Dodd for being the textbook definition of a true Patriot and doing what he swore an oath to do, defend The Constitution from our 'domestic' enemies.