Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Rule of Law

Today, Avedon Carol at The Sideshow has items relating to the necessary task ahead -- restoring the rule of law in the United States.

Restoring the rule of law is only part of the job. Other parts should include a Constitutional amendment explicitly forbidding the acts that led to its erosion in the first place.

Inventing language to circumvent the Geneva Conventions certainly falls under "high crimes and misdemeanors" in my book. Equally horrible is the fact that the guidelines for the military have been stripped of rules that enforce the Geneva Conventions.

Stopping Congress from changing judicial nominating criteria every time the political balance in Congress changes would be a Good Thing.

It would also help if the Attorney General was someone who knew how to read -- and someone who was not spending all his time reinforcing a corrupt and cynical Executive. I surely hope that something takes these criminals down -- and if necessary, let rendition to a country with more guts than the USA be the vehicle that puts them away for their crimes. Germany would do very nicely -- they could use Nuremberg rules and lock up the war criminals.

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