Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Constitution? What Constitution?

U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter (from California's 52nd District) and chairman of the House Amred Services committee, will be proposing a bill that will allow the exclusion of evidence in military commissions, and item that's flown under the radar due to the opportunity for wingnut pats on the back on the 9/11 anniversary.

Given this, combined with Bush's recent claims, both in his speech last night (in which, among other things, he commented that "Americans did not ask for" the war in Iraq without mentioning how he blindly led them into it on a rush of false patriotism, and paradoxically, claimed both that the war in Iraq was the front line in the so-called war on terror AND that the U.S. would not let bin Laden escape, saying "No matter how long it takes, America will find you and bring you to justice" - good to know we have our priorities straight) and his discussion of CIA prisons last week (thanks to the fellas at Lawyers, Guns, and Money for this one), I think it's fair to ask...

....has any politician in Washington D.C. both read AND understood what the Constitution says?