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"Imprison him in the Tower of Leavenworth!" quoth Obama, King of the Free World.

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Gee, Bradley Manning is lucky he didn't say 'off with his head.'

Because today we know for certain that our duly elected constitutional scholar has found that he is indeed qualified to be judge, jury, and executioner. All bow to our king, Obama the First! While George Washington may have declined becoming royalty, Obama is clearly not worried that he is too humble to accept the reign. This is merely the logical follow on, since we threw out the Magna Carta with its habeus corpus some time ago.

Herewith, the solemn and learned words of our sovereign:

So people can have philosophical views [about Bradley Manning] but I can’t conduct diplomacy on an open source [basis]… That’s not how the world works.

And if you’re in the military… And I have to abide by certain rules of classified information. If I were to release material I weren’t allowed to, I’d be breaking the law.

We’re a nation of laws! We don’t let individuals make their own decisions about how the laws operate. He broke the law.

[Q: Didn't he release evidence of war crimes?]

Since the king has decided guilt or innocence, there's no need to bother to go to a court of law to determine it (nor for anyone to examine potential war crimes, heh). Just lock him up and throw away the key - as King Obama has decreed.

What else need be said? And yes, someone needs to say it.

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Submitted by nihil obstet on

Unlike, say, Spain, which we had to threaten to keep from using. See, laws can be used up pretty quickly. If we wasted them on Bush, Cheney, and the criminals who launched a war of aggression that has resulted in the deaths and displacement of millions, or on banksters whose fraud brought misery to more millions, we wouldn't have any left for the really dangerous people who won't keep our illegal secrets.

When I think I can't get any more disgusted at Obama, he proves me wrong.

Submitted by lambert on

Federalist 47:

The accumulation of all powers, legislative [signing statements], executive, and judiciary [determination of guilt], in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, selfappointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.

Gosh, I remember a very sophisticated critique of the Bush administration's executive power grab based on this analysis. How soon we forget....

Submitted by MontanaMaven on

will what history will write.