Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Who Needs Those Stinkin' Civil Liberties?

George Bush is fond of reminding us that we live in a post-Sept. 11 world. Indeed we do. But Bush and his anti-terror forces have used this fact to make an on-going assault on U.S. citizens' civil liberties.

For a quick (and scary) review of the year in civil liberties, we recommend Dahlia Lithwich's Slate article, "The Top 10 Most Outrageous Civil-Liberties Violations of 2006." Lithwick, Slate's legal writer, finds plenty to worry about in the Bush Administration's doctrine of state secrets, government snooping, operation of Guantanamo Bay, and its practice of extraordinary rendition.

Check out these and other questionable Bush practices at www.slate.com/id/2156397/fr/flyout.

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