Friday, June 13, 2008

In wake of SCOTUS, Bush should just put up or shut up!

by Len Hart, The Existentialist Cowboy

At last --the US Supreme Court is on the right side of a 5-4 decision. Not surprisingly, George W. Bush has failed to give the decision the support which the decision --now the law of the land --warrants and demands! Bush has but one sworn duty and that is to execute, uphold and defend the laws of the land. Nevertheless, his mealy mouth statement following the high court's decision recognizing the right of Guantanamo detainess to challenge their detentions in civilian courts does not inspire confidence in a regime that has never deserved or inspired confidence.

Video: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Gitmo Detainees

The Bush administration claims Sheikh Mohammed is the 'master mind' of 911.
We'll abide by the court's decision. That doesn't mean I have to agree with it. It ...deeply divided court. uhhhh...I strongly agree with those who dissented.

--Bush, Mastermind behind the US terrorist attack and invasion of Iraq

My response to George W. Bush, the master mind behind US imperial terrorism throughout the world, is simply this: put up or shut the fuck up you stupid, criminal son of a bitch! Bush, if you have a case against the Sheikh, MAKE IT! Otherwise, resign the office you have disgraced and just shut up!

A final shot: the court, Bush says, was 'deeply divided' on this issue. But, are we to believe, that the court was not 'deeply divided' when Antonin Scalia and four other right wing ideologues handed down Bush v Gore, a disingenuous decision that made no law, the very worst SCOTUS decision since Dred-Scott?

At last, Scalia is not only not 'intellectually challenged', he is 'intellectually dishonest'. Scalia will look for convincing if fallacious rationalizations to support his prejudiced point of view. Scalia has disgraced the court. If the US survives the wave of right wing hysteria that has attacked it and its institutions, it may take generations to right the wrongs of the 'right'!

Scalia claims that the majority decision will cause 'more Americans to be killed'!


It's hard to see how any more Americans could possibly be killed than have died already as the direct result of Bush's order to attack and invade Iraq --a nation which not even Bush dares try to connect with 911 or with 'terrorism'. Scalia is no judge --he's a propagandist! And not a good one.

The idiot Scalia dare not try to make the case that any detainee from either Afghanistan or Iraq have had anything to do with terrorism of any kind at any time. Why, then, are they detained? Only liars, Bush and Scalia primarily, are threatened by granting these 'detainees' their day in court.

How can Antonin Scalia write with a straight face that by recognizing the 'universal human right' to habeas corpus, the right to defend ones' self against charges that, by right, should be made formally and within a reasonable amount of time are the lives of Americans endangered in any way?

Scalias' argument is sophomoric, intellectually challenged, without supporting precedent of any kind in western jurisprudence, without supporting precedent over some 400 years of Anglo/American common law. It is most certainly abhorrent to those principles affirmed and made law in our Constitution and our Bill of Rights. Scalia's ideas are, in fact, repugnant, fascist and un-American! Scalia is a traitor to the ideals of our revolution and our history. Scalia is unfit to sit upon the high court. His continued presence disgraces the court and undermines its credibility.


Anonymous said...

For the 3rd time, the Supreme Court has overruled Bush. Habeas Corpus has been saved. There is still Hope.

Unknown said...

But precious little! Read Scalia's idiotic and alarming comments.

Anonymous said...

Are John Yoo and Antonin Scalia contemporaries? Or did one "train" the other?


Unknown said...

They are 'contemporaries' in that they are both alive but they are not of the same generation. Scalia is old enough to be Yoo's father --perhaps even his grand father.

SadButTrue said...

So far the Bush administration has just ignored the court's rulings on Guantanamo detainees and the AGs, first Gonzalez then Mukasey have refused to do anything about it.

It's like the gang in Treasure of the Sierra Madre: "Badges? We don't need no steenking badges."

Seriously, I think they've really stepped over the line on this one. If you or I were to confine someone against their will that would clearly be kidnapping. So the question arises, what makes it OK for the government to imprison someone? The answer is NOT, 'because they're the government.' The correct answer is, 'because due process is followed.' But in these cases it's not.

By that reasoning the Bush crime syndicate has to answer for hundreds of kidnapping charges, on top of the murder charges you've already discussed.

SadButTrue said...

For sticklers the exact quote (from IMDB) is, "Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinking badges."

One other thing - God-DAMN that Scalia is one traitorous sack of shit.

Unknown said...

Sadbuttrue sez ...

For sticklers the exact quote (from IMDB) is, "Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinking badges."

One other thing - God-DAMN that Scalia is one traitorous sack of shit.

Thanks for the line and your own correction re: one of Bogart's classic scenes. The great body of work left us by Bogart and many other talented folk in film, the arts and literature should be treasured for their inherent value to world culture as well as the civilized contrast they represent to the world according to Bush, his ilk, and the axis of GOP/neocon/MIC evil.

And ---yes! --Scalia IS one evil sack of shit! It is one thing to be stupid, but to be WILLFULLY stupid and evil is absolutely unforgivable. A total waste of human genetic material, evidence that genes often do not replicate precisely. Sometimes they get it really, really wrong. Scalia's thought processes are alien.

Ed Encho said...

Impeach Scalia and Thomas for their complicity in Bush v. Gore and nullify the appointments of Roberts and Alito who both lied before Congress that they would respect stare decisis.

That would eliminate the fascist bloc on the SCOTUS. This is only a temporary setback for them and rest assured they will regroup.

The war criminal McCain is already squawking about this -I always found his opposition to habeas corpus and pro-torture stance to be somewhat antithetical for a man who was a prisoner of war. Then again he did sing for Charlie when it came to receiving favorable treatment while the rest of the poor bastards were getting their heads kicked in.

A total purging of the polluted judiciary is most essential to returning the rule of law and the adherence to the Constitution to this land.

Just my two cents