Wednesday, February 13, 2008
The President Who Would Be King
The plan to try six alleged terrorists under the rules set forth by the Bush administration at Guantanomo is a fitting encore for the departing act of the president who would be king. For the rational thinking person, it underscores just how sick this regime, er, administration, was and is. The history lesson we need to learn from this is to make sure that it doesn't happen again. Let's go to a few basic principles. The Declaration of Independence states that "all men are created equal" and that "they are endowed by the Creator with certain unalienable rights". Please note that it doesn't say only Americans, nor does it limit the concept of providing and applying these principled concepts. It is said that some of the men to be tried in the kangaroo court were tortured. What a hell of a demonstration to the rest of the world in serving as an example of how friable the president who would be king considers the essence of our very system of government.