06 Rubber Stamp Win Could Mean Supreme Court Disaster
Many Senators and Congressmen are relieved this week to know that the Supreme Court would not abide by George W. Bush's undue power-grab in the Hamdan case. Let's not get too comfortable, though. The winning decision was a narrowly decided one. Robert Parry makes an excellent point:
The narrow margin of the US Supreme Court’s rebuke to George W. Bush on military tribunals highlights the stakes on the table for the November 2006 Congressional elections," writes Robert Parry. "It is a strong possibility that if the Republicans retain control of the US Congress in the November 2006 elections, Bush will get to fill at least one more Supreme Court vacancy.
Hot off the Press: In the July 10 & 17, 2006, issue of The New Yorker, Seymour Hersh reports that, inside the Pentagon, senior commanders are increasingly challenging President Bush¹s plans for a bombing campaign in Iran if diplomacy fails to end the current standoff over its nuclear ambitions.