John Cole puts it better than I could, even with a thousand parenthetical comments.
Put those aside, and there is still something even more offensive about this passage:
They will challenge the “judicial interference with national security” and challenge dissenting Congressmen and civil libertarians to either stand with the terrorists or the American people.
It never gets old, being told you are a traitor and in league with the terrorists because you disagree with current administration policy.
Let me be the first to tell Andrew Cochran, whoever that is, to go fuck himself. Twice.
Well, I’m doing it next. And if Cochran really is talking about what the Republican Party is going to do this year, they can all go impale themselves on a certain work of art I once heard about. Repeatedly.
I stand by American principles; the spirit of America itself is more important than any single human or building. Even should bin Laden himself be captured and brought to justice, we must maintain the standards that the American justice system is founded upon. And the enemy-combatants/prisoners-of-an-undeclared-war/poor-bastards- dumb-enough-to-get-caught down Guantanamo way should fall under the same category.
We should allow no enemy force us to break those principles, as bin Laden’s followers have goaded the current administration to do. For breaking our time-honored principles has caused us to continue losing the media war throughout the world.