ethopoeia wrote:The interesting thing about the comparison is that the Patriot Act or the Military Commissions Act in post 9/11 America are exactly that, a iustitium or Justice / Law standstill: the Constitutional warranties are still in force, but they donâ€™t apply anymore as long as the military laws of exception are in force.
Paul wrote: I suspect that you are of the camp whose members cry out, "Don't bother me with the facts; my mind is made up." You mean like the Washington Junta and its foolish determination to invade Iraq despite total lack of evidence of WMD in the country? No, thank God!
ethopoeia wrote:..... and its foolish determination to invade Iraq despite total lack of evidence of WMD in the country? No, thank God!
Bert wrote:Yes, we all know that later he allowed inspectors to do their work but certainly not at the beginning. If my memory serves me right it was about a two year struggle to get that far. By that time the trust that he was speaking the truth was wore quite thin.
Paul wrote:Tell that to the many thousands who last week rallied and marched in Washington, D.C., under the aegis of "United For Peace & Justice." In no uncertain terms they voiced their frustration and anger with the Bush administration.
"A soft answer turneth away wrath. Once wrath is looking the other direction, shoot it in the head."
"There is no overkill. There is only "Open fire!" and "I need to reload!".
"If you're leaving scorch marks, you need a bigger gun."
"That which does not kill you has made a serious tactical error."
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