I really haven't written about my feelings on the latest detainee treatment bill because I don't have any strong feelings about it. It's pretty irrelevant in my opinion, because even if our side got to write the bill in its entirety it wouldn't matter.
Am I the only person on the face of the planet who remembers the 700+ signing statements that George Bush has issued while he has been in office. Let me state this very simply. This bill will in no way change the way George Bush acts with regards to habeas corpus, interrogation techniques, or anything else. The only thing that Bush cares about in this bill is the get out of jail free card it gives him for past transgressions.
The only thing that can stop Bush from breaking the law is for Democrats to retake Congress. If the republicans retain Congress, it's back to business as usual for Bush. If we win Congress, Bush will have to abide by the law. That's it in a nutshell.
All the passionate pleas for Democrats to stand up against this bill are a waste of time. that effort would be better focused on winning in November, because without winning all the debate in the world is worthless. The Decider will decide, and the rubberstamps will lie down again.