Wheat & Weeds – Apparently The Constitution Is A Suicide Pact After All

Nancy Pelosi:

Today the Supreme Court decision reaffirms the American ideal that all are entitled to the basic guarantees of our justice system.

Andrew McCarthy (before the decision):

Make no mistake: if this happens, the Supreme Court will have dictated that we now have a treaty with al Qaeda.

Mmph. Random quote taken from a Democrat:

[Heard on the radio and I can't for the freaking life of me find it anywhere, bloody freaking goddamned news people... anyway about the "Administration" fighting the War on Terror and their policy etc etc]

This is the same thing they do all the time, whether it’s stem cells or partial birth abortion or the freaking Iraq War. When will they get it through their thick skulls that the people elected Bush and the Administration therefore represents the people?

Scalia’s dissent:

accuses the majority of ignoring the plain language of Congress’s enactment providing that:

[N]o court, justice, or judge shall have jurisdiction to hear or consider an application for a writ of habeas corpus filed by or on behalf of an alien detained by the Department of Defense at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

I feel another Constitutional Amendment comin’ on.

Robert Cox, on the NYT leak, specifically, but applicable, oh, so applicable:

We will never know the full extent of the damage caused by The New York Times in disclosing the SWIFT monitoring program but have no doubt it was not a benign act. Whatever agony Keller may have gone through in deciding to publish the story will pale in comparison to the agony of the victims of the next terror attack, an attack that might have been prevented save for Keller’s choice.

Playwright David Mamet once wrote of elites “you’re all the same … It’s always ‘What I’m going to do for you.’ Then you screw up and then its ‘we did the best we could. I’m dreadfully sorry’ and people like us live with your mistakes the rest of our lives.”

We may be living with Keller’s mistake for a long time to come.

So, the question is:

Can we withdraw from the Geneva Conventions?