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Friday, June 17, 2005

How long is forever?


Joe:~How long are we gonna keep the people who are being held in Guantanamo?

Mr aWiggins:~ until de end of da war...

Joe: ~Got any critiria to "defined when there is the end of conflict."

Mr aWiggins:~ uh... uh..."No, sir,"

Joe: ~"If there is no definition as to when the conflict ends, that means forever, forever, forever these folks get held at Guantanamo Bay,"

Mr aWiggins: ~Yup, yesiree, "It's our position that, legally, they can be held in" per.. perppet, "perpetuity," which means no end which means forever, neat and clean ya see sir. Endless war = Perpetual captivity .

Rude Pundit has a take on the answer

In Perpetuity, Forever and Ever, Amen:
The point yesterday when Deputy Attorney General J. Michael Wiggins told the Senate Judiciary Committee, in answer to a question from Joe Biden, that, regarding inmates at the prison at Guantanamo Bay, "It's our position that, legally, they can be held in perpetuity" was the moment that the zombie corpses of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams should have burst into the chamber and ripped the head off the government stooge who just declared the United States shits on three and a half centuries of legal precedent. Then the three Founders should have divided and eaten Wiggins's depraved brain before heading over to the increasingly misnamed Department of Justice to dine on Alberto Gonzales's intestines. Ahh, sweet vengeance of history - the government that has eaten away the Constitution will now get eaten by those who created it.
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