Via newsrack's Thomas Nephew comes the news (to me - I've seen no reports in the media yet but what's new about that?) that Atty Gen Michael Mukasey is demanding that Congress pass a new anti-terrorism bill that amounts to a new declaration of war making the GWOT and consequently the president's monarchic powers permanent. (From his email:)
This sounds so outrageous, it seems like a joke or something out of "The Onion."
Attorney General Michael Mukasey is demanding that Congress issue a new declaration of war so that anyone that this president or the next one declares to be an "enemy combatant" can be held indefinitely without a trial.
The new declaration of war would make the entire globe — including the United States itself — a “battlefield” where the president decides who will be locked up forever.