Radio Clown Mark Levin: "If We Get Hit Again, We Know Who To Blame"
Radio Clown Mark Levin, during today's radio rant, said that "if we get hit again, we know who to blame."
Anyone familiar with his diatribes won't be surprised that President Bush didn't make the list.
Who would Levin blame?
-- The ACLU
-- "Activist" judges (read: those that Levin doesn't agree with)
-- "Liberal" politicians, which to Levin includes the Republican he may hate most, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), as well as Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).
-- The media.
It must be so comforting for Levin's listeners. To them, even though it came during President Bush's watch, President Clinton is solely to blame for the Sept. 11 attacks -- something they can now watch over and over in the upcoming ABC "docudrama" Path to 9/11, which even the film's producers admit includes made-up characters and dialogue, uses debunked right-wing claims, and strays badly from the 9/11 Commission Report. Even a former Bush (and Clinton) counterrorism official, Roger Cressey, called the docudrama "shameful."
Now, Levin gives them the go-ahead to blame favorite "liberal" targets should we be struck again. Have you ever heard something so misguided?
Why is Levin so angry ... this time? Because the Supreme Court in June struck down the Bush Administration's controversial system of military commissions, asserting that they violated U.S. military law and the Geneva Conventions for dealing with prisoners of war.
That led Bush yesterday to say that 14 suspected terrorists would be moved to the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where they would be subject to military tribunals, subject to Congress changing the law. The suspected terrorists include Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, considered the third most senior Al Qaeda leader, Ramzi Binalshibh, who was alleged to be a potential September 11 hijacker, and Abu Zubaydah, an alleged go-between for Osama Bin Laden.
Yes folks, Levin is spitting mad because Bush was told by the Supreme Court that the President doesn't have absolute power, even during war-time, and that suspected terrorists have the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Levin is certain that the 14 are not "suspected" terrorists, but actual terrorists. He may very well be correct. But, as the Supreme Court implied, neither Bush (nor Levin) can simply decree that as fact.
Levin mentioned McCain and Graham in particular because they are among the Republican senators who have drafted a measure that would give terror suspects the right to see classified evidence. The Bush Administration would instead allow a defense lawyer to view the material.
McCain has long been a target of Levin's. Why? In part because last year, McCain had the gall to legislate a formal ban on the cruel or inhumane treatment of detainees in U.S. custody anywhere in the world. After resisting the measure for months, and at one point vowing to veto a Defense Department appropriations bill to get his way, President Bush flip-flopped, relenting to bipartisan support for McCain's bill.