It’s official, torture/detainee bill passed the Senate last night. Several different amendments – to provide some kind of oversight program, to reinsert Habeas Corpus into the bill, and to put a five year sunset provision – all failed to pass.
The one thing Osama bin Laden couldn’t do – take away our freedoms – our Republican government enthusiastically did for him. Way to go, jackasses. And while many Democrats did vote against this, they were mostly absent from the discussion about this until voting day, and they were entirely too wishy-washy about the entire boondoggle. Way to go, jackasses.
As usual, Glenn Greenwald has a terrific summary of what happened, and what it means.