Remember back in July when Bush ordered Josh Bolten and Harriet Miers not to testify before Congress? Weren't contempt of Congress citations issued at that time? I remember a claim that the entire House was supposed to move on the citations after their August recess. Has anything happened? Have any actions been taken?
It seems to me that the reason the Bush regime continues to flaunt the law and do whatever they want is because they know that no one will hold them accountable. Sure, Karl Rove and Alberto Gonzales have resigned, but until the House starts locking these people up in the basement and forcing them to do what is right, Bush and his criminal accomplices will continue to flip us all the bird.
And what's all this with Democrats acting like Republican Apparatchiks? A young man is tasered by police during a John Kerry appearance, and now I hear that Medea Benjamin of Code Pink was pulled out of a Hillary Clinton rally for wearing a shirt that read "Troops. Home. Now." Leave that kind of crap to the Republicans, they come to authoritarianism naturally, but I expect much, much more tolerance of free speech from my own party.
Then, to top it all off, both the vote to reinstate Habeus Corpus and the Webb amendment were narrowly defeated by Republicans. Disgusting!
I guess my question is: WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON WITH YOU PEOPLE IN THE U.S.A.? I guess you're just like everyone else on the planet; powerless to do anything about your leaders. And I had been taught that the U.S. was different.....