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"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Joe 'n Me

With a badass name like "Specter Amendment 2022," you know it's got to be cool. And while I'm not a fan of terrorists, I'm also not a total moron. Which means I believe it's a bad idea to indefinitely detain and torture someone without actually leveling charges against them. Especially when they turn out to be innocent. Not so much a deterrent to extremism as an incentive. Which means I would've voted "yea" on the move to restore the right of habeas corpus to detainees.

Every senate Democrat and even six Republicans are smart enough to agree. Joe Lieberman and the other 42 Republicans? Nope.

NAYs ---43
Alexander (R-TN) Allard (R-CO) Barrasso (R-WY) Bennett (R-UT) Bond (R-MO) Brownback (R-KS) Bunning (R-KY) Burr (R-NC) Coburn (R-OK) Cochran (R-MS) Coleman (R-MN) Collins (R-ME) Corker (R-TN) Cornyn (R-TX) Craig (R-ID) Crapo (R-ID) DeMint (R-SC) Dole (R-NC) Domenici (R-NM) Ensign (R-NV) Enzi (R-WY) Graham (R-SC) Grassley (R-IA) Gregg (R-NH) Hatch (R-UT) Hutchison (R-TX) Inhofe (R-OK) Isakson (R-GA) Kyl (R-AZ) Lieberman (ID-CT) Lott (R-MS) Martinez (R-FL) McCain (R-AZ) McConnell (R-KY) Murkowski (R-AK) Roberts (R-KS) Sessions (R-AL) Shelby (R-AL) Stevens (R-AK) Thune (R-SD) Vitter (R-LA) Voinovich (R-OH) Warner (R-VA)

With one abstention, the vote was 4 away from passing. I'm sure media outlets in the Middle East will take note of that fact.