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Dec 10, 2006 2:41 pm

Andrew Sullivan on a Sinister New America

For once, Andrew Sullivan has written a column that is well worth reading from beginning to end. Go here to read his take on the detention of Jose Padilla and what it portends for individual liberty in these United States of America.

"More than two centuries after the construction of the US constitution, almost eight centuries since Magna Carta, Americans are at the mercy of a new king, who can jail without charges and torture at will.

"The rationale? A war that has no definable end. The constitution itself declares that habeas corpus is inviolate except in cases of invasion or rebellion. But under this president, the constitution no longer applies. You want proof? Remember Jose Padilla. No one in Washington has."

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