Carol Platt Liebau: Dems React to Hamdan

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Dems React to Hamdan

Responding to today's Supreme Court ruling mandating either courts martial or full trials for terrorists -- and suggesting that terrorists enjoy at least some of the protections of the Geneva Conventions, here's what Democrats had to say. Keep it in mind come November, because it tells you a little bit about what would happen to the war on terror if Democrats were in charge: Unilateral disarmament.

Nancy Pelosi, highest-ranking Democrat in Washington: “Today’s Supreme Court decision reaffirms the American ideal that all are entitled to the basic guarantees of our justice system. This is a triumph for the rule of law."


Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT):“The Justices have given our system a constitutional tonic that is sorely needed if we are to counter terrorism effectively, efficiently and with American values."

Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA): "As we approach the Fourth of July, it is entirely appropriate that the Supreme Court has reminded the president and (Defense) Secretary (Donald) Rumsfeld that there is no excuse for ignoring the rule of law, even when our country is at war."

8 Comments:

Blogger Duke-Stir said...

They're both absolutely correct.

Thanks for the great post, Carol.

3:25 PM  
Blogger Duke-Stir said...

I see Carol keeps adding to the list of truths. Kennedy is correct as well.

3:31 PM  
Blogger wrabkin said...

Hey, it's great to know that at least one of our political parties supports the constitution and the ideals this country was founded on.

Why don't you, Carol?

3:35 PM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

All three support the oath they took to uphold the rule of law and the Constitution. I'd say congratulations but, this seems to be their duty and job.

What am I missing?

I never thought George was a king who could torture, detain, and imprison citizens of other nations without due process.

4:56 PM  
Blogger gemma said...

Where do the commenters come from? Could our Teddy be posting under various pen names?

5:53 PM  
Blogger Mr. Twister said...

Carol, don't worry about Hamdan. You know as well as I do that President Bush just ignores any laws/rulings he disagrees with.

10:33 PM  
Blogger Mr. Twister said...

To quote the Gregster--"BAM!"

Keep up the great work, Carol.

10:34 PM  
Blogger Pete said...

Yeah, those three losers just make me want to run out and vote 'D' as many times as I can! If I lived in Chicago, that would be at least 5 times!

5:05 AM  

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