Skip to comments.Dodd Bill May Be First Candidate for Bush Veto
Posted on 11/17/2006 8:14:54 PM PST by grandpa jones
In a surprising move yesterday, Christopher Dodd (D-CT) announced that he would introduce legislation to guarantee US Constitutional Rights to enemy combatants, and would seek to repeal portions of the recently enacted Military Commissions Act.
source: "It's clear the people who perpetrated these horrendous crimes against our country and our people have no moral compass and deserve to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. But in taking away their legal rights, the rights first codified in our country's Constitution, we're taking away our own moral compass, as well."
If Dodd believes that last week's election was a mandate for this radical approach to dealing with enemy combatants, then the next two years may provide entertainment from DC not seen in a long time.
(Excerpt) Read more at nowpublic.com ...
"You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have a right to an attorney. If you cannot afford one, one will be appointed to you."
Ask him if he understands these rights?
Yes he does and he says, "He wants Osama Bin Ladin to represent him".
Good take him away, gently now.
It's a hell of a way to run a war!!
Dodd and the Dims wanna give the al queda types an even quicker path to citizenship than the illegal immigrants might get.
Will he move to give the terrorists the right to vote, and sex change operations while incarcerated?
Let him and Pelosi and all the loons have the bully pulpit, so that all of America may see how treasonous and insance they are.
Bin Laden reads the headlines, wherever he is, and sleeps warmly tonight, knowing his allies on the Left are looking after his well-being.
This type of over-reaching is just what is needed to draw the sharp distinction that is needed.
Plus, we need Republicans who don't want to spend so much of the taxpayers money, but that's another story for another day.
the funny thing is, this type of folderal has been coming out of their mouths for the past 6 years, and they keep getting a pass from the dinosaur media. If the people of CT believed that terrorists deserved Constitutional rights, then Lieberman wouldn't have won.
The Dems are setting themselves up to be the minority party once again come 2008.
I wouldn't think that it would even make it out of committee, but you ought to see how the lefty blogs are playing this up. Dodd will restore habeas corpus, and other such nonsense.
from your lips to God's ear
The lefty blogs are full of people that have never seen their party in power since they've been paying attention. They're about to get a rude awakening as to what that means.
The Dems are also coming back to "power" for the first time in the age of the New Media. They've never had to deal with their words being broadcast for the world to hear in the matter of minutes.
"Congressmen who willfully take actions during wartime that damage morale and undermine the military are saboteurs and should be arrested, exiled, or hanged."
---- Abraham Lincoln
Dodd is acting like he's still on the back-bench, hurling firebombs at Bush and the Republicans. I think I might go over and cache his website before he decides he's stepped in poo with this one, and decides to take it down.
Dodd is a typical leftist. He wants to grant rights to foreign terrorists and war criminals even as he wants to take away the Second Amendment rights of citizens.
Our guys and gals over there read the headlines, too. I pray that they can at least look at sites like FR and know that the whole world hasn't gone crazy
"... But in taking away their legal rights....."
this is a twisted concept expressed by a mind that can't think straight. How can he remember this garbage long enough to repeat it?
THEY DON'T HAVE ANY RIGHTS. HOW LOUD DO WE HAVE TO SAY THIS?!
1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
If Amendment XIV gave us those rights, how does this clown Dodd think he can establish those rights for his terrorist buddies without a Constitutional amendment?
Section 8 of the Constitution grants the Senate some power but only as shown
To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;
They can make the rule concerning the capture but I don't see where the Senate gets to grant "constitutional Rights" to scum.
As far as their "Moral Compass" and prosecuting them, the best solution is found in this basic instruction:
Aim Center, Squeeze
Barry Goldwater had it right 40 years ago when he suggested chopping off the northeast and letting it float out to see.
It's amazing - no vetos in nearly six years. That could be why spending is so high.
Dodd has always had the "hots" for Castro.
BINGO. Let them fight this war on their terms: the "Blue Dogs" vs. the REAL dems. Ultimately, the MSM has to choose a side. It's up to us to fight for the next hill while they jerk around.
Hell, even your most jaded LA Times editorial board might catch a clue.
Frankly, had this past election been "about the war", we'd have done better, I'm convinced.
You're spot on about Lieberman: even friggin Connecticut, electing a nominal Independent, knows what's at stake.
[Great thread, Gramps. Thanks for letting me vent.]