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Wolcott, of course, says it best:

Torture, black sites, indefinite detention and deprival of due process–the United States has forfeited its right to lecture other nations about freedom and democracy. Red, white, and blue are no longer the true colors of this country’s flag; the flags that fly in the Capital should be henceforth be prison gray. And in Paul Craig Roberts’ book of tyrants, trailing behind Lindsey Graham, should traipse the five miserable excuses for Democrats who voted for this wormy bill. Each should have an interrogation room at Guantanamo named in their honor.

Let’s name the ones in need of a civics lesson, shall we?

Kent Conrad – North Dakota
Joe Lieberman – Connecticut
Mary Landrieu – Louisiana
Ben Nelson – Nebraska
Ron Wyden – Oregon

My favorite quote:

Antonia Ferrier, a spokeswoman for Ms. Snowe, characterized her boss’s concerns this way: “Do we need all those lawyers going down there to hear their complaints? It seems a little extreme to her. After all, we’re talking about enemy combatants.

Oh heavens how inconvenient. Let’s just chuck the Constitution in the shitter and all go shoe shopping, eh? I hear there’s a two-for-one sale on jackboots at Ferragamo.

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Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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