There must be an election coming because the Senate has finally decided to act like they have a job.
Glenn Reynolds has a brief and informative post up on the passage of the long awaited detainee bill. High time. Big Lizards has graphics. And did you know that Bush pulled all the special forces out of Tora Bora in December 2001 and sent them to Iraq? Neither did I, in fact I thought the war in Iraq did not begin until 2003. Big Lizards heard Leahy make the statement with his own ears. Do lizards have ears?
The Senate has also voted for cloture on the bill for the border fence. I think it will pass easily. There was never that much resistance to the fence. The debate was over whether or not the hardliners would allow anything else to get done. If they do, it will not be until after the election. I know I myself will be glad if this subject just sort of goes away...........
The House has passed a wiretap bill that Bush supports, but so far there is no sign they will be able to reconcile with the Senate and get the President something he can sign before the election. But maybe they will have a change of heart. People are tired of all this screwing around. Time to get the show on the road.
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