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WTF, John?

June 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Politics, Rants

WaPo: McCain Denounces Detainee Ruling

“We made it very clear these are enemy combatants,” he told more than 1,000 supporters at a town hall meeting here, echoing the president’s criticism of the court decision. “They have not, and never have been, given the rights of citizens of this country.”

The presumptive GOP nominee then read from Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.’s dissent in the case and predicted the courts will now be “flooded” with lawsuits from terrorism suspects.

“We are going to be bollixed up in a way that’s terribly unfortunate,” he said. “Our first obligation is the safety and security of this nation and the men and women who defend it. This decision will harm our ability to do that.”

Now, ignoring the fact that I’ve never seen “bollocksed” spelled with an “x” before, I can’t even IMAGINE what he’s thinking here. He’s spent the past few weeks trying to draw a distinction between his views and Bush’s and he publicly comes out in favor of one of Bush’s most insane, duplicitous and just down-right EVIL positions? A position he has the unique personal experience to condemn with total and complete validity?

I honestly don’t even know what to say.


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