Friday, September 29, 2006

Today's Guest Blogger, Glenn Greenwald

Although he wasn't aware he was going to guest blog for me today.

This is my argument, which has come out in drips and drabs in various posts, in a nutshell.

Glenn Greenwald:
But a desire to see the Democrats take over Congress -- even a strong desire for that outcome and willingness to work for it -- does not have to be, and at least for me is not, driven by a belief that Washington Democrats are commendable or praiseworthy and deserve to be put into power. Instead, a Democratic victory is an instrument -- an indispensable weapon -- in battling the growing excesses and profound abuses and indescribably destructive behavior of the Bush administration and their increasingly authoritarian followers. A Democratic victory does not have to be seen as being anything more than that in order to realize how critically important it is.

But Greenwald offers up another reason. Bush followers are sociopaths. Do we trust sociopaths to protect our rights from their sickness? Talk about putting the fox in charge of the henhouse.
To sit around chortling about how great these detainees have it and how grateful they should be requires a sociopathic derangement that is nothing short of grotesque. And to believe that people on a one-day controlled visit get an accurate or complete picture of what goes on there requires a blind faith in the Government so absolute that it is explains most of what one needs to know about the authoritarian Bush movement. On the day our country legalized tortured
techniques and vested the definitively un-American power of indefinite detention in the President, Hugh Hewitt and Mark Steyn take off their masks and reveal the hideous and frivolous face of the Bush follower.

Thank you, Glenn, for blogging for me today.

Let me just add that, oh yes, Senator Salazar, my nemesis, I will remember your ultimate betrayal. Your D will not protect you from my wrathful primary vote.

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