Cinnamon Stillwell

I’m the West Coast Representative for Campus Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum that focuses on Middle East studies. I was a political columnist for SFGate.com (San Francisco Chronicle online) from 2004-2008. I've written for the American Thinker, Frontpage Magazine, Family Security Matters, Accuracy In Media, Newsbusters, Israel National News, The Jewish Policy Center, J-The Jewish News Weekly of N. CA, Intellectual Conservative and many others. More info at CinnamonStillwell.com.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

The ACLU Works to Restore Terrorists' "Lost Rights"

The ACLU has wasted no time since the midterm election making its agenda clear. Restoring the "lost rights" of terrorists, that is.

From the ACLU's latest mailing:
After five long years of profound abuses of power by the White House and Congress' failure to hold the president accountable, the ACLU knows what needs to be done. The new Congress should immediately:

• Demand a thorough investigation into the NSA's warrantless eavesdropping and stop funding this illegal program and start investigating it instead. We will immediately build on our ACLU v. NSA courtroom victory by continuing to challenge this program in court and in Congress.

• Restore respect for human rights and undo the damage done by both the Bush administration's despicable practices and the recently passed Military Commissions Act. We must close Guantánamo and begin immediately to push for the restoration of due process and the writ of habeas corpus, a cornerstone of our Constitution and our legal heritage.
And judging by some of the recent commentary from the Democratic Party leadership, the ACLU could get its wish list.

The terrorists are laughing all the way to paradise.

Cross-posted at Kesher Talk.

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