The big news today, obviously, has been the Supreme Court decision on the habeas petitions for Guantanamo detainees. Lots of people wiser than me have already weighed in on the technical side of that--I'd start with Obsidian Wings and go from there.
Of course, King George the Lesser was asked for his opinion, like it matters, and he came up with a predictable response:
"It was a deeply divided court, and I strongly agree with those who dissented," Bush said. "And that dissent was based upon their serious concerns about U.S. national security."So, Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Reid, here's where you come in. It's time for a simple public statement, one that says something like "we believe the current legislation is sufficient, and have no plans to revisit this issue." Bush can bleat all he wants about needing to keep the country safe, but remember--he's wrong, and he's unpopular. There's no need to pay the slightest bit of attention to him.
Bush said his administration will study the ruling. "We'll do this with this in mind — to determine whether or not additional legislation might be appropriate so we can safely say to the American people, 'We're doing everything we can to protect you.'"