Saturday, September 09, 2006

The Gang Of Three

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In the political vacuum of the lack of negotiations between the Democrats on the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Bush Administration on the treatment of emeny combattants in light of Hamden v. Rumsfeld -- which, astonishingly, weds American military conduct in times of war to the Geneva Accords, or, in fine, International Law -- comes what The Corsair likes to call: As Three, or, Senator Warner, Senator McCain, and Senator Lindsay Graham. All are Southern; all are Moderate; and, most importantly, all have smashing heads of Senator Hair (The Corsair sips a subtle Chateau Petrus 2002).

No three Senators of the Republic -- perhaps ever -- are more expert and articulate on the perilous series of issues issues pertaining to military law and coersion. Senator McCain, of course, of the famous McCain military clan, a former Naval Captain, and a victim of torture as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam for 5 1/2 years; Senator Graham, a military lawyer turned Senator; and, finally, Senator Warner of Virginia Hunt Country, a former Secretary of the Navy -- and, particularly pertaining to the subject of torture -- he was married to Elizabeth Taylor in those ... boozy, bloated years (Exaggerated cough suggesting feigned detachment).

The Gang of Fourteen -- those merry few, now whittled down by the irresistable gravitational pull of annual legislative elections, to Three (Lieberman and Chaffee in for the fights of their lives; the Senate as partisan as ever), bravely fights against the overpowering of Bill of Rights under Vice President Cheney's leviathanous "unitary Executive" theories of Government, no doubt gained from a lifetime of back-room Presidential appointments and a bare minimum of public service representing the Great State of motherfucking Wyoming (Averted Gaze).

Keep on rocking in the free world, Gang of Three.

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