"And if you somehow think Habeas Corpus has not been suspended for American citizens but only for everybody else, ask yourself this: If you are pulled off the street tomorrow, and they call you an alien or an undocumented immigrant or an "unlawful enemy combatant" — exactly how are you going to convince them to give you a court hearing to prove you are not? Do you think this Attorney General is going to help you?
This President now has his blank check.
He lied to get it.
He lied as he received it.
Is there any reason to even hope, he has not lied about how he intends to use it, nor who he intends to use it against?"
I think it was Dave Winer who pointed me at this passionate response to the Military Commissions Act by Keith Olbermann of MSNBC news.
It's the first stirring I have seen of a real, reasoned, response to the Bush doctrine of "sacrifice everything in the name of the fear" from the mainstream media. Is there hope that we are not seeing the end of America, but the beginning?
I'd feel a lot more comfortable about that if I was hearing more about the Olbermann piece. Did it fizzle?