Nasty Letters To Crooked Politicians

As we enter a new era of politics, we hope to see that Obama has the courage to fight the policies that Progressives hate. Will he have the fortitude to turn the economic future of America to help the working man? Or will he turn out to be just a pawn of big money, as he seems to be right now.

Saturday, July 19, 2003

The Idiot Speaks


Kudos to Nick Robinson, political editor for the commercial British
television network ITV. At yesterday's press conference following Tony
Blair's address to Congress, Robinson refused to let President Bush's
pre-judgment of the Guantanamo Bay captives go unchallenged.

Asked whether he was concerned about the detainees getting
justice, Bush replied, "No. The only thing I know for certain is that these
are bad people."

Other journalists let this bizarre remark slip by;
Robinson followed up. Would such an unproven assertion "fuel... doubts that
the United States regards [the captives] as innocent until proven
guilty and due a fair, free and open trial?" he asked.

"Well, let me just say these were illegal combatants," Bush
fumbled. "They were picked up off the battlefield aiding and abetting the
Taliban. I'm not trying to try them in front of your cameras or in your

Whether the 32 Afghans and three Pakistanis already released from
Guantanamo without charges are also "bad" was not addressed. For more
on the good, the bad, and the ugly, check out Take on the News -- our
new blog!


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