Friday, June 13, 2008

McCain Is Just Another Bush, #1 

As reported by Fox News, at a recent Town Hall meeting in New Jersey, John McCain said of the recent Supreme Court decision allowing detainees at Guantanamo to seek hearings about their detention in American courts:
“We are now going to have the courts flooded with so-called … habeas corpus suits against the government, whether it be about the diet, whether it be about the reading material. And we are going to be bollixed up in a way that is terribly unfortunate because we need to go ahead and adjudicate these cases..."
I'm sure he'd consider lawsuits about being held without charges for years or being tortured to be frivolous as well.

In mocking habeas corpus, which is one of the fundamental rights granted to Americans, McCain just proves he has the same contempt for the Constitution as George Bush. And McCain proves he does not deserve the job of President.

Contrast this with Barack Obama's comment, which proves that he gets it:
“[This ruling] ensures that we can protect our nation and bring terrorists to justice while also protecting our core values... The Court’s decision is a rejection of the Bush administration’s attempt to create a legal black hole at Guantanamo - yet another failed policy supported by John McCain... This is an important step toward re-establishing our credibility as a nation committed to the rule of law and rejecting a false choice between fighting terrorism and respecting habeas corpus.”

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