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Is America at War? - by Patrick J. Buchanan

Are we at war — or not?

For if we are at war, why is Khalid Sheikh Mohammed headed for trial in federal court in the Southern District of New York? Why is he entitled to a presumption of innocence and all of the constitutional protections of a U.S. citizen?

Is it possible we have done an injustice to this man by keeping him locked up all these years without trial? For that is what this trial implies — that he may not be guilty.

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Comment by Lucky Red
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 Well, that all depends on what your definition of war is.  So, lemme see, America is at war with "terrorism," America is at war with the Muslim world, America is at war with drugs, America is at war with the working class, America is at war with drugs, America is at war with cancer, America is at war with illiteracy, America is at war with itself, America is at war with common sense, America is at war with decency, America is at war with normalcy, America is at war with humanity...

So, yeah, I guess America is in a permanent state of war.  If it weren't for war, I don't know what this country would do.  Seriously...


Comment by Brock
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"Are we at war - or not?"  To ask is to answer.

Again with the constitutional protections of U.S. citizens thing.  Bleah!

Why do so many people who proclaim a document has magical properties abandon it at the first turn?