Friday, January 06, 2006

Last Monday, the U.S. military in Iraq bombed the wrong house: - U.S. says bomb hit wrong house in Iraq - Jan 5, 2006

Okay, that's it. I'm in favor of a constitutional amendment to limit the executive's powers. More on that later, as well as my ideas for other constitutional amendments such as taking away corporate personhood (where thanks to supreme court precedence, corporations are legally people with almost the name rights as natural persons.

Also, Bush decided that he could waive McCain's new anti-terrorism law (article).

"But, the official said, a situation could arise in which Bush may have to waive the law's restrictions to carry out his responsibilities to protect national security. He cited as an example a ''ticking time bomb" scenario, in which a detainee is believed to have information that could prevent a planned terrorist attack."

What do you think of this argument? I think it is ridiculous because I believe with all the other powers available to the government for search and seizure for cause, any information that would be gained through torture should be already available through other search means. And even if it is not, putting aside any moral issues with torture, then as is almost universally acknowledged, torture is unlikely to produce correct or usable information anyway.

As McCain says: when you're being tortured, you'll say anything you think your torturers will want to hear to make the pain stop.


At 4:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are so far left that it is funny. Now you are waging battle against corporations. I am sure your brother would love it if your actions forced his company out of business. Something from your youth has really made you rebel hard.

At 2:16 PM, Blogger dorian said...

Hmmm. I wonder who you are, anonymous! Prey Tell.

You may ask me: do I think that corporate power is too great in the United States?

My answer would be yes.

Perhaps you think that corporations need more rights and economic power today in the U.S..

Is that the case, do you think that?

And my brother, if you know him, is a smart guy, he'll be fine what ever work he pursues.

There is always a need for advice on how to better run institutions, his expertise.


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