Make it Midnight in America Again
Far more than Osama, who seems to have moved on, it is Conservative Republicans who continue to wax nostalgically about 9-11. To Republicans, 9-11 was a time of dreams when smoking corpses lay on the streets of America. If only we were to go back to that time, all would be well again.
I think all we need is some attacks on American soil like we had on [Sept. 11, 2001] ~Arkansas GOP head Dennis MulliganThey Want us to Die
If it is to be, then let it be. It will take another attack on the homeland to quell the chattering of chipmunks and to restore America's righteous rage and singular purpose to prevail. ~ Stu Bykosfky
Some Republicans wish for terrorist attacks because they believe such attacks will have a noble(?) effect, rekindling jihad in America. Other Republicans want terror attacks for purely recreational purposes. They think it will be fun watching Americans die.
And if Al Qaeda comes in here and blows you [San Francisco] up, we're not going to do anything about it. ~ Bill O'ReillyGod Wants Us Dead
There is crazy Fred Phelps who believes that God hates gays, Jews, Blacks, Swedes, Irish, Christians who are not him, soldiers, and Minnesotans. Christian Republicans believe that God sent Hurricane Katrina to punish a sinful nation and, therefore, George Bush and "Brownie" were simply doing God's will by not helping New Orleans. Christian Republicans share the belief with Muslim Jihadists that the Jihadists are doing God's will.
Katrina was an act of God upon a sin-loving and rebellious nation ~ David CrowWe Don't Need No Stinkin' Constitution
God continues to lift the curtain and allow the enemies of America to give us probably what we deserve. ~ Jerry Falwell with agreement from Pat Robertson
"The Constitution is not a suicide pact." ~ Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson (1949). This phrase is quoted by Republicans more frequently than anything in the Constitution itself (except, possibly, for the Second Amendment). It is used to justify warrentless wiretaps, secret prisons, torture, and unlimited presidential power. Basically, they believe that the Constitution is a feeble list of suggestions that can be ignored whenever they become inconvenient.
On this reasoning, the president would be entitled by the Constitution to resort to genocide if he wished. ~ John Cole analyzing the writings of former Bush adviser John Yoo that argue that as Commander-in-Chief the President has the power to ignore the rest of the Constitution.
The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made ~ United States Constitution Article III, Section 2, Clause 1
The president has the sole authority to interpret the Geneva Conventions on behalf of the United States, rather than the courts or Congress ~ John Yoo
The war on terrorism is a new kind of war, a new paradigm [that] renders obsolete Geneva 's strict limitation on questioning of enemy prisoners and renders some of its provisions quaint. ~ Alberto Gonzales