Thursday, March 06, 2008

Glenn Greenwald hits it out of the park

Glenn Greenwald, over at Salon, is always a good read. Today's post on the abuses of the Dubya maladministration is just astounding (in all senses of the word). Just go read it (if you haven't already). Here's the depressing last paragraph:
At some point -- many, many years from now -- there will be some report issued by an executive agency or a Congressional Committee finally describing the nature of the illegal spying programs implemented by the Bush administration and detailing all of the abuses. And the same members of Congress who looked the other way and then voted to legalize these programs will express all kinds of outrage and surprise. If we vest unchecked powers in government officials to spy on Americans, they'll abuse those powers, all while falsely denying that they're doing so? Who could have known?
I hope he's wrong; I hope the Democrats gain the presidency and an iron grip on Congress, and that the responsible people in the Democratic party (such as Russ Feingold) ignore any plaintive pleas by Republicans -- seeking to cover up the abuses of their party and their presnit -- for "bipartisanship", "civility", "letting sleeping dogs lie", and "can't we just move on?...". I hope they immediately plumb the depths of the Republican lawbreaking, string up any criminals they find (that haven't already been pardoned by Dubya), and show the Dubya maladministration for the authoritarian, lawless bunch it is, so that no one with more than two neurones to their name will ever trust these people near the yokes of power again.

4 Comments:

At 8:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen to that, brother.

 
At 7:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the Democrats gain the presidency and an iron grip on Congress, and that the responsible people in the Democratic party [] ignore any plaintive pleas by Republicans -- seeking to cover up the abuses of their party and their presnit...

I do too. But, I'm not holding my breath. If the lunatic exchanges with my Democratic Senator over FISA are any measure of the obstacles to be overcome, it's gonna take decades before we know the depth of the corruption fostered by our current administration. Those currently aiding and abetting will do everything they can to cover their butts.

-bystander

 
At 12:07 PM, Blogger Arne Langsetmo said...

bystander:

If the lunatic exchanges with my Democratic Senator over FISA are any measure of the obstacles to be overcome, it's gonna take decades before we know the depth of the corruption fostered by our current administration. Those currently aiding and abetting will do everything they can to cover their butts.

We have to put up prmary challenges to these types (Glenn recognised as well that there's plenty of 'em), and vote them out....

Sad to see, even Obama has a rather poor choice of "friends"....

Cheers,

 
At 7:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arne - At the risk of using Blogger as an SMTP server and destroying the continuity of your wonderful blog, I don't have your current email address. This is Ross from the Nutmeg State. Please email me your contact information to my last name at Gmail.com and keep up the great blogging. Now back to the program already in progress...Sorry :-)

 

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