February 16th, 2008
Things may be changing in Washington. Not only did the house Democrats, unlike their spineless Senate colleagues, not cave to the torturers-in-chief on warantless surveillance, but, Silvestre Reyes, the Chair of the House Intell Committee wrote President Bush, saying he won’t cave in to the bully:
“I , for one, do not intend to back down – not to the terrorists and not to anyone, including a President, who wants Americans to cower in fear.
We are a strong nation. We cannot allow ourselves to be scared into suspending the Constitution. If we do that, we might as well call the terrorists and tell them that they have won.”
It’s been a long time since anyone with any power in Washington spoke to the bully that way. Let’s hope he means it.