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Friday, October 20, 2006

Keith Olbermann, October 18, 2006

I found mention of this on Echidne and, through her, a video and transcript at Crooks and Liars (here).

This is why I love Keith Olbermann. He's saying what every one of us should be screaming from behind our protest signs on the mall in DC, or on the White House gates.

We have sold out our freedoms. The "terrorists" are now among us.

tags: Bush / civil liberties / habeus corpus / human rights / torture / US politics / "war on terror" / world politics


Blogger Yvonne said...

Ok.. Oh WOW that was awesome.

"The distance of history will recognise that the threat this generation of American's needed to take seriously....was YOU"

OMG so bloody true

"In just 27 months and 2 days when you leave office"

Bwahahahahahaha priceless

That was very informative. It answered alot of questions I had. But as usual I have a couple more. No urgency to the answer, you can email it or put it in the blog.

What is an Unlawful Enemy Combatant?

What is the Military Commissions Act? And what are the eight things that scared everyone so much?

And lastly what is the Habius corpus? he keeps mentioning? Sorry if I spelt it wrong. I was hard pressed to understand the accent :) I could google the answers, but you explain them so I actually understand them :)

Mwah, thanks Cher. And I wish the entire USA the best of luck. Grow some brains and get rid of the idiot people!

Love Yvonne

22/10/06 7:44 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Unlawful Enemy Combatabt. Pretty much anybody George wants to name that now. It was meant to mean an un-unifored member of an opposing side in a war, I believe. GWB stretched it to be those people he has hostage there in Guantanamo Bay. He's claimed they were not entitled to protection under the Geneva Conventions because they were not part of an army and were seeking to harm the US or its interests. Of course, enemy combatant was supposed to apply during time of war. Bush apparently sees his "war on terror" as a state of war so he feels these prisoners are unlawful enemy combatants. He could stretch that out forever as the "war on terror" will never end. And now, he's been given free reign to do as he pleases from our cowardly Congress.

The Military Commissions Act of 2006 was the bill passed by Congress here and signed by Bush which allows him to treat the Guantanamo Bay prisoners as unlawful enemy combatants and subject them to militray tribunals rather than trials in US courts, allowing them to be held without benefite of regular counsel, visitation, allow evidence to be admitted which the defendant is not allowed to review, etc.

It also eliminates habeus corpus for these prisoners which means they can't even plead that they are being held unlawfully.

I'd still suggest you go read the article on habeus corpus I linked to. It'll give you a much better understanding.

Love ya!

23/10/06 1:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keith Olbermann is the reason I am now interested in politics.I even TiVo his show.

24/10/06 3:50 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

He's really fabulous. And to think I used to think he was just a great sports anchor!

24/10/06 11:29 PM  

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