Just a quick reminder of a point that has had to be made over and over again since this unlawful regime stole power: When BushCo took the oath of office, he swore to uphold and defend the Constitution, not to keep us safe from the Big Bad. Definitely not to get us back for Watergate and Vietnam going so wrong. Both of which these people believe would have been totally awesome and not at all stupid or illegal if it hadn't been for those meddlesome reporters.
Everyone who says that the Hamdan decision will mean nothing to BushCo is, of course, correct. It long ago become obvious that he pays no attention to the judiciary, Congress or the will of the people. Paperwight, as usual, says it best:
Given the Bush Administration's adoption of the theory of the Unitary Executive of which the traitor John Yoo is the most well-known advocate, the Bush Administration does not believe that any power on earth short of force can prevent them from doing whatever they damn well please.
But didn't we know that when he stole the presidency in 2000? Didn't we know that when the Florida experiment in disenfranchisement via eVoting worked so well that the people behind it decided to take it nationwide? We on the left tend characterize the corporate media's deference (read sworn allegiance) to Team BushCo as a post-9/11 thing. But they've been solidly in his corner since they decided not to cover the scandal that got him and his unholy crew in the White House door. Ignoring that story has now cost the country its franchise, which is more serious than any other crime this administration has committed.
Related: Did you appreciate release of yet another Osama bin Laden tape just in time for the Hamdan decision? If the guy on all these the tapes is bin Laden (and they always rush to assure us that it most definitely is) they must have him trapped in a Truman Show scenario where they can bottle his convenient defiance whenever the RWNM needs a goose. There's a movie I'd pay to see.