“‘The position of the executive branch,’ said Eric M. Freedman, a law professor at Hofstra University who has consulted with lawyers for several detainees, ‘is that it can be judge, jury and executioner.’” (Via HuffPost)
Vice President Cheney, 11/21/05:
A precipitous withdrawal from Iraq would be a victory for the terrorists, an invitation to further violence against free nations, and a terrible blow to the future security of the United States of America.
LA Times, 11/26/05:
President Bush will give a major speech Wednesday at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., in which aides say he is expected to herald the improved readiness of Iraqi troops, which he has identified as the key condition for pulling out U.S. forces”¦The developments seemed to lay the groundwork for potentially large withdrawals in 2006 and 2007…
Remember: bringing the troops home is only a bad idea if someone other than Bush suggests it.