Carol Platt Liebau: Where the Liberals Are Headed

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Where the Liberals Are Headed

John Edwards doesn't believe there's actually a war on terror -- or at least, not one worth fighting. And LA Times columnist and UVA law professor Rosa Brooks thinks that America should just lie back, relax and accept the inevitable when it comes to terrorist attacks. That's better, in her view, than facing the loss of civil liberties -- although none of the leftists who raise the civil liberties bogeyman are actually able to point out any concrete erosions of freedom.

Who would have ever thought it would come to this, in the days following 9/11?


Blogger Earth to Carol said...

Edwards is correct with respect to the Constitution and the Act concerning declaration of war. Another nation is required and Iraq is a failed state. So that is an occupation.

The Justices of SCOTUS have been very careful in not addressing whether the country is actually in a state of war. Some comments by them suggest, we are not.

This does not mean one rolls over and plays dead, as Carol suggests. We obviously had a cold war with Russia, that was not technically and legally a war.

9:57 PM  
Blogger One Salient Oversight said...

It wasn't us who couldn't capture Bin Laden.

2:07 AM  

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