Because it gives Bush an excuse to open those death camps he’s been building for liberals:
In January 2006 HomeSec awarded a $385 million contract to Kellogg, Brown and Root, the subsidiary of Halliburton Co., to build “temporary detention and processing capabilities”–internment camps–in the event of an emergency influx of immigrants into the U.S., or to support the rapid development of new programs.”
The question, asks Progressive magazine editor Ruth Conniff, “is what is the government planning to do with mass roundups of people?” After all, Bush and other Republican leaders have spent five years calling Democrats and others who disagree with them traitors and terrorists. Following so much hateful rhetoric, you can’t blame liberals for wondering whether they too are about to be declared “enemy combatants.” They’re not paranoid; they’re just paying attention…
As ugly secrets surface, Bushists will turn desperate. Democracy has failed their grand schemes; token resignations like Rumsfeld’s come too little, too late. Only tyranny can save their skins. Will the beleaguered neocons led by Cheney and Bush, cornered like rats, unleash their brand-new police state on their political opponents? Or will they tough it out and suck up the fines and prison sentences to come? The next year or two could go either way.
The nightmare is not over.
No wonder the GOP is pressuring Allen to concede. With a liberal Senate in place, he finally has the pretext he needs.
So there’s your answer, Jim.