Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Scalia-Gitmo Followup #1

The Washington Whore Post is reporting that five retired flag officers -- two generals and three admirals -- are calling for Scalia to recuse himself from the Guatanamo case.

Citing Scalia's statement over the weekend in a speech given in Switzerland(!) that indicates he has already come to a decision about the legality of detaining "foreign combatants" (and apparently also foreign non-combatants), the officers issued a letter yesterday taking him to task over whether his statements "give rise to the unfortunate appearance that ... the justice had made up his mind" about the merits of the case.

Okay, but is he still going to sit on the bench in judgment of the merits of the case?

I'm still saying that he is. He is incapable of seeing any problems in it, just like all the other monkeys in the lock-step Republican party. God ordained it and it's not up to them to question god.

I never thought I would live to see the installation of a fundamentalist theocracy in this country, but here we are, just a couple of steps away from the naked force of the American Taliban. And since I belong to both the ACLU and Americans United for Separation of Church and State, I'm sure that I'm on their Enemies List.