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T&S Permabore Russell Arden Fox is mad.


He’s outraged. He’s downright furious at every single Mormon in Congress. He’s so mad his anger even extends to those church members who were within a 15 mile radius of the capitol building last Thursday when the Congress passed legislation detailing requirements for the detention and interrogation of foreign thugs who would like nothing better than to blow up as many Americans as possible.

I think it can be safely said that a good percentage of Nacclites lean to the left side of the political spectrum. Any post remotely related to US politics, the Global War on Terror, or similar subjects has only to be up for a matter of hours before President Bush is compared to Hitler, Vice-President Cheney is compared to Mussolini, and Donald Rumsfeld is declared to be the Devil Incarnate.

While Russell does admit the problems inherent with putting thugs like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed on trial in an open forum which would make the OJ trial look like an afternoon with Judge Judy, he offers no alternative. Terrorist thugs should be granted all the rights of due process in the federal court system despite the fact that if they were not manacled to the defense table they’d be attempting to bring the building down.

While I will agree with Russell on the fact that the Constitution was written and established by “wise men….raised up” for that purpose, I believe Russell missed a very important part of the document they wrote. When referencing war, the founders gave specific powers to two of the three branches of government. Congress has the authority to declare war. The President, acting in his role as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, has the authority to wage war. Conspicuously absent from any role in war declaring or war fighting is the Judicial Branch.

Perhaps the Founders were well read in Shakespeare and perceived the dangers inherent in fighting a war on the floor of a courtroom.

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Anonymous said... @ October 2, 2006 at 5:23 PM

Someone once said that James Dean was "against everything and solving nothing". Reminds me of the naccle at large...

Steve EM said... @ October 3, 2006 at 5:27 AM

I wonder where Russell was when Clinton protesters (non-violent American citizens) were arrested? Where is he regarding second amendment infringements (which remains part of the bill of rights until a constitutional amendment says otherwise)? Where was he when Clinton bombed an aspirin factory to disrupt impeachment proceedings or returned to Arkansas in his first campaign to oversee the execution of a retarded man? Face it Russell, if your guys were prosecuting this war in this same way, you’d be silent.

Bush is a moron for not firing Rumsfeld in his first term. His contract ends in 2009. You need to move on.

HP said... @ October 3, 2006 at 8:56 AM

Steve,

Speaking as someone who doesn't much like Bush at the moment, I didn't much like Clinton either.

Anonymous said... @ October 3, 2006 at 12:40 PM

Wow! I am amazed again! Real, actual commentary on a blog post in the 'nacle rather than just snarky garbage. Well-done, shizzle!

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