Friday, November 11, 2005

Sully continues to miss the point

In his pathetasad attempt to smear Bush by quoting Lincoln.

Mark Neely, an admirer of Lincoln and a respected scholar, cites estimates that there were over 14,000 arbitrary arrests from the beginning of the war until its conclusion -- and this amounts to the staggering total of 1 in every 1,500 Americans.

But sully doesn't note the clear difference in Size and scope here and continues to miss the point.

"appreciate the danger ... that the American people will, by means of military arrests during the rebellion, lose the right of public discussion, the liberty of speech and the press, the law of evidence, trail by jury, and Habeas Corpus, throughout the indefinite peaceful future ...

Now look at Sully's words again

The questions before us, however, are: does the current situation approximate the crisis of the Civil War; and how "temporary" is our new war?....

We are applying emergency powers to the executive indefinitely. Our only recourse is to trust the president. After the past three years? You've got to be kidding.

He gropes blindly to find a justification to compare a imprisonment of maybe at the most 100,000 non us nationals to what in todays numbers would be nearly a quarter of a million us citizens.

He tries to make people who protested far from the war zone and spoke out against the administration as morally more deserving of a strip of their basic rights then people who fought against this country in a war...

I don't support the current White House policy but Andrew Sullivan's "hate on" for the President is really sad

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