frandroid: (stephen harper)
So the U.S. Senate voted in favour of the torture and detention bill, which means that King George can declare anyone (that's anyone, like, including americans that have been involved in nothing at all, or, say, anti-globalization protests) an enemy combatant, and thus jail them indefinitely, without judicial review. They thus started removing habeas corpus, which as a legal standard in the English-speaking world, has been standing, officially, since 1679, and in practice, it actually precedes the Magna Carta.

That's one thing to bomb your enemies to the stone age, that's something else to legislate yourself into it... 12 democrats voted for this bill as well.

This is the kind of stuff that makes me want to cover my ears when it comes to U.S. politics. And don't anyone go on hoping that Democrats will eventually win more seats and dampen this nonsense. The game is rigged.

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