Carol Platt Liebau: Who's <i>Really</i> Politicizing the War?

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Who's Really Politicizing the War?

As noted below, Democrats have been accusing the President of politicizing the war on terror. But according to Hugh Hewitt's interview with Senator John Cornyn, it sounds like they're actually the ones who are allowing their political ambitions to inappropriately interfere with their official responsibilities.

According to Senator Cornyn, the Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats are deliberately obstructing legislation that would establish a consensus approach to handling the military tribunals of detainees in teh war on terror:

[T]hey've very expertly used the rules which allow senators to object if a committee, if we're in session, the committees can't go more than two hours if a senator objects. And so what happened, basically, they fill it up with making statements and offering amendments, and then we run up against that two hour time limit, and someone objects.

Either the Democrats really don't care about establishing any method to try terrorists -- or they care less about it than they do about winning the next election. Either way, it's hardly becoming.


Blogger Duke-Stir said...

What is "hardly becoming" is your support of torture, Carol. I know it occurs at a safe remove, and to a justified end, so it's okay.

I guess with all that furious clicking coming from your keyboard, you would not have heard the screams of an Afghan cab driver who happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time shortly after a rocket attack on an American base.

He ended up being beaten to death for a crime he did not commit. Even though many of his interrogators knew before the final deadly blow that he was innocent, no one stopped the beating of the shy young man, whose legs were "pulpified" according to the medical examiner.

But s__t happens, right?

The Decider alone reserves the right to determine who lives and who dies. He talks to God, who tells him whom to brutalize for the greater good. And you abet him.

8:58 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

Hey nice try, Hampster. What's become of the perpetrators of these heinous acts. They running around free, or what? You have any other isolated, unauthorized incidents to report? And where, BTW, did Carol ever say she supports torture as a routine tactic for procuring info? Truthfully, wasn't she just protesting the wackjob lefties publicly demanding that the ambiguous "torture" be outlawed which then assures the enemy that he has less to fear by capture? Torture, whatever the hell that supposed to mean, it's never really spelled out by you lunatic lefties, has never been an authorized tactic. It worked well for our enemies to believe they MIGHT be subjected to it, however. Another lefty Bush-bashing move that obstructs our ability to wage war against our enemy. Way to go.

9:22 PM  
Blogger Editor said...


Besides being one of the dumbest Senators, Cornyn certainly doesn't represent the Democrats. If you want to have any credibilty and not come off as a hack, you have to let the opposition party speak for itself. Pretty reasonable isn't this Carol.

I've read other news reports that suggest Republicans are preventing military lawyers input because it opposes Bush's desire for a rigged kangaroo court that the international community would reject and consider a violation of human rights.

I've also read that the administration is trying to get Congress to pass legislation that would exempt all administration officials and CIA agents from war crimes (sounds like the guilty are looking for amnesty).

Ah yes, the GOP has all kinds of tricks to get legislation to the floor for rubber stamping and so we should not be surprised when SCOTUS rules it unconstitutional.

Clearly our Government has turned into a freakin zoo under the corrupt leadership of Bush and the GOP. Bush can and has imprisoned, tortured and detained indefinitely anyone he desires in his secret black hole prisons. And sadly Bush pretends he is not violating his oath of office to uphold the laws and the constitution.

The pendulum is swinging back as no one running wants to be seen with Bush and the crazies as former Bush(41) used to call them, will be defeated.

10:14 PM  
Blogger Duke-Stir said...


You don't read Carol's posts very carefully, do you? Tucked between her cutesy Winston stories and her defense of her femininity lurks a dark heart that advocates the Decider doing whatever he wants with whomever he decides is guilty.

As for torture never being spelled out by us "lunatic lefties" (talk about drooling, huh?), we aren't the ones attempting to change the definition as laid out in the Geneva Conventions.

10:57 PM  
Blogger Editor said...

Let's call it for what it is. As long as the right wingers support their leader of secret prisons of torture, they are no different than the Nazis our fathers fought and died defeating in WWII. The nazis who also turned a blind eye to where their leaders were taking them and their own participation in the holocaust. They hid their evil deeds in nationalism, racism, and patrotism.

There is no difference between Carol trying to be an enabler of Bush the torturer by labeling 2 billion muslims with the Islamofacists term and Hitler gaining power by condemning the jews.

Call me whatever gentalia body part you want (it is not surprising coming from such low characters) and it will not be surprising that Carol will not ban those right wingers who violate her supposed code of conduct but it is clear the right wingers are the un-Americans pissing on the graves of the WWII veterans.

7:06 AM  
Blogger dodger said...

I love it. Gentalia body part? What the hell is that? But seriously, could you guys be a bit more brief? Just the punch lines, please, I know all the build-up. You know, bhe Bush lied blah blah. No need to elaborate.

I read where Senator Levin is sitting on a couple of appointments to national security positions. Partly out of pique, but partly because he isn't being allowed to pillory CIA operatives for doing their jobs. Acting within the authority given them. Levin wants to look over their shoulders and carp. I guess.

Now, that's politicizing. Bush lied blah blah, Also politicizing. How does politicizing aid in the goal of achieving victory? Answer: it doesn't.

10:32 AM  
Blogger dodger said...

What is sad is the media politicizes their reporting of the war but when someone rebuts they are chastised for "politicizing" the war. Read the letters to the editor page of any liberal rag. They let loose the same kind of loonies we have here. We call my local paper the Red Guard. The city is known throughout the state as the People's Republic.

And it fits.

10:39 AM  
Blogger Editor said...

Marshall Arts has been calling me a Penis. I'm so offended, not.

11:12 AM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

I don't believe I've ever called you that, you little prick. Are you trying to read between lines again? You've never done it very well.

As to the torture issue, it's a fair question if you insist on accusing our people of being torturers, that you spell out exactly what they did that constitutes torture. I've seen the water-boarding thing, and perhaps one might consider that torturous, but hardly the type of torture the average person would think of when hearing the word "torture". I find reading eddy's unsubstantiated accusations about the prez and his admin to be excruciating torture, but someone used to hacking off heads might be able to withstand hours of it. So quit dodging every question and explain yourselves. It's real easy to critique when you don't get specific. For example, if I just said eddy's a very stupid man and never show anyone any of his posts, I'd be guilty of the same crap you guys pull. I will say that dukie did begin the post with an example, though we don't have full details, it's probably the best we'll get, but it's close to what I'm talkin' about.

BTW, if my posts sound eddy-like on Wed nites, bear with me. It's bowling nite and the brew flows.

11:00 PM  

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