SEPARATION OF POWERS….Alberto Gonzales comments on the Hamdan decision:
The Supreme Court decision that ruled against the Bush administration’s plan to try suspects being held at Guantanamo Bay prison has “hampered our ability” to deal with terrorists, the U.S. attorney general said Saturday.
….”What this decision has done is, it’s hampered our ability to move forward with a tool which we had hoped would be available to the president of the United States in dealing with terrorists,” Attorney General Alberto Gonzales told CNN.
Can somebody please explain to me why the Bush administration takes the consistent position that the involvement of the Congress of the United States is something that ipso facto “hampers” our ability to deal with terrorists? Do they think Congress is unpatriotic? Too weak minded? Untrustworthy? What’s the deal?
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