Katie, Barr the door!
Finally, finally, finally.
Somebody in Washington understands that we need to win this war. Unfortunately, he's not part of the administration. William Barr, former AG under Bush Senior, spoke at yesterday's Senate hearing on Gitmo. While all the currently employed Republicans are falling into the internal enemy's trap as usual (No, we're not really
racists; no, we're not really
running a Gulag, at least not 100% of the time, and just look at all the nice things we're doing to take care of your valid concerns, sir!) ... Barr simply spoke TRUTH. It's mighty refreshing.
I can't find a transcript yet, and tuned in too late to record all of it ... at any rate, he said approximately: The constitution was drawn up as a contract between 'the people', namely the citizens of this country, and their government. When a citizen is accused of a crime, we try to make the process as perfect as we can; we'd rather free the guilty than convict the innocent. But that has absolutely nothing
to do with fighting a war. If we get confused, and try to apply those citizen standards to prisoners of war, we will lose the war, and we will lose the Constitution as well.
He said it much better than that, of course. All public spokesmen for Bush Junior should be required to memorize Barr's words phonetically (since the idea of victory is obviously foreign to their minds) and simply repeat these sounds whenever questioned by internal enemies such as reporters.
Bit later: Here
is the official transcript of Barr's main testimony, but this doesn't include his powerful closing statement.