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Bush Gets Thumped on Tribunals

So, the Electoral College is NOT in the Big Ten?
After getting cock blocked by the Supreme Court on military tribunals for those held at GITMO, the President tries a unique approach to laws he doesn't agree with: he's going to ask Congress to change them.

Sure, anyone who has taken a high school civics course knows this is standard operating procedure when the Executive branch feels current laws hinder its ability to function. It's reasonable to expect that times change and laws need to be updated to meet those changes. Therefore, Congress, as the body that writes laws, does on occasion need to re-examine statute and ensure they meet the needs of the people. But this is a new concept to the President, who until recently has decided it is at his discretion by what laws he is bound.

President Bush has vowed to continue prosecuting detainees and said he may seek Congressional approval to do so.

"To the extent that there is latitude to work with the Congress to determine whether or not the military tribunals will be an avenue in which to give people their day in court, we will do so," he said. "The American people need to know that the ruling, as I understand it, won't cause killers to be put out on the street."

Well, no shit. Nobody expects this ruling to simply free all detainees, it's just forcing the Administration to follow the laws of the United States and abide by the Geneva Conventions—something any Civics teacher could tell you is the moral glue of our Republic.

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