Yes, Dodd can be tooly. Still. Nora in comments below reminded me of this:
Did you know that last year President Bush signed a law that dishonors our obligations under the Geneva Conventions and allows unreliable statements gained by torture or coercion to be used as evidence against defendants. This is just one more nail in America’s international reputation, that has already suffered terribly because of the Bush war of choice against Iraq. The international good will toward America that existed after the al Qaeda attacks of September 11, 2001 has been squandered by the Bush Administration.
Chris Dodd is seeking to restore America’s moral authority and rebuild international respect for our country. Earlier this month Chris Dodd introduced a bill that would stop President Bush’s troop escalation in Iraq, and now he has introduced legislation that overturns the sham trials and admissibility of tainted evidence made possible by the Military Commissions Act.
Is your senator on record supporting the act? Is he or she a co-sponsor? If not, a judiciously placed phone call or e-mail would be in order, especially in light of today’s appeals court ruling. There’s no reason to be against this, other than the continuing fear of being called a puss on Fox News, and anybody who values Sean Hannity’s good opinion over the betrayal of history is beneath contempt. It would be helpful to know where everybody stands.