Last Man Standing Against The Surge

Host of Air America Radio show ‘Ring of Fire,’ Mike Papantonio, is still in denial over the effects of what is known as ‘the surge’ in the Iraqi front of what is known as the war on terror. He, who has never been to Iraq, says that all the journalists who have been there, all the generals who are prosecuting it, and all those Iraqi citizens who are returning home from Syria, knows that the whole thing is a sham, AND that all the media the world over are somehow controlled by ‘the shrub’ (the nickname he ascribes to President Bush) in as much as they are complicit in spreading the myth that the surge is working.

Makes one wonder how someone who he repeatedly calls an idiot could be able to control all journalists and all media worldwide and all our military leaders to say that the surge is working when it isn’t, doesn’t it? Certainly qualifies for the Most Ridiculous Item Of The Day, MRIOTD.

Hear it in his own words in an excerpt from last Saturday’s Ring of Fire show that he calls ‘The Pap Attack.’

related links: Ring of Fire show | The Pap Attack | Papantonio

When Justice Is Political

In front of the Supreme Court is a case to determine whether enemy combatants who prefer to kill all nine justices and the other 300 million of us should have the right that all U.S. citizens have, access to habeas corpus rights. This matter was decided once already in 1950 in Johnson v. Eisentrager (1950).

Ignoring precedent, there are still politicians, most of them trying to be president on the Democrat(ic) ticket, that are trying to extend our legal protections to our enemy. While at the same time trying to undercut our troops that are currently fighting for us in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Our courts have no place being involved in telling the Commander in Chief or Congress how to conduct an ongoing war, or any war for that matter.

For the first time in American history, an entire panoply of the federal government’s overseas actions directed at foreigners, including surveillance and even use of deadly force, would become subject to constitutional strictures. This would transform the U.S. into a Gulliver, bound by its own judicial strings, on the international stage.

related link: Gitmo Goes To Court