July 21, 2008
Will January 20 Never Come?
It just gets sadder and sadder. Here is the highest legal official in the land, God help us:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Congress should explicitly declare war against al Qaeda to make clear the United States can detain suspected members as long as the conflict lasts, U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey said on Monday…
Hey, kids, I know! Let’s declare war on the Mafia! The president can lock all of ’em up but one and that way the war would never end and we’d never have to let ’em out and there wouldn’t be any more loan sharking except wait a minute, then we’d have to declare war on Visa too so forget about the Mafia and how about we declare war on the ACLU instead? I mean, you know, now that wars don’t have to be with a, like, country anymore.
Cool, dude! Then we could lock up the UN and the DNC and the Harvard Faculty Club and People for the American Way and the Carter Center and the United Auto Workers and all those Friends of Bill, and, and…
Oh, hell, it’s all just too depressing. This guy is a former federal judge and the attorney general of the United States. How pathetic is that?
Posted by Jerome Doolittle at July 21, 2008 07:42 PM
On the other hand, if America explicitely declared war on Al Qaeda, the Al Qaeda soldiers would have to be treated according to the Geneva Convention. Am I right or am I right?
Maybe Mr. Muckcasey didn't think *that* far.
Oh, but I see, he's not looking for a "formal declaration" of war, just an "explicit" one.
Guess he's what we call a "Winkeladvokat" in Germany, or worse. A shyster? No, that sounds old-fashioned. A Freisler. Yes, that's it. A career-lawyer. A professional law-bender. An expert in the perversion of justice.
Well, you see I don't intend to apply for a visa to the US within the next fourty or fifty years ...
"Freisler", according to Wikipedia, is someone looked upon "as a notorious and despicable abuser of judicial authority".
Scott Horton over at Harpers No Comment Blog actually knows Mukasey, previously respected him, and now has nothing but utter contempt for the "man". I would simply call him White Trash.
Mukasey: "New legislation should also ... ensure that soldiers are not taken from the battlefield to testify."
He's so full of clever ideas, this guy.
Next step is to send them to the battlefield to prevent them from testifying. Get them shot to make dead certain they don't.
At least he no longer has life tenure as a federal judge.