This isn't about partisanship --this is about actions speaking volumes...
In the new terrorist bill that was passed in the House yesterday (with 168 "Nays" from the left) gives detainees more rights than uniformed POWs had during the second World War. They are afforded two chances of appeal...yet that wasn't good enough for the Congressional Democrats:
"...House Speaker Dennis Hastert, an Illinois Republican, accused Democrats of supporting "more rights for terrorists. So the same terrorists who plan to harm innocent Americans … would be coddled if we follow the Democratic plan."
"By formally establishing terrorist tribunals, the bill provides a critical tool in fighting the war on terror and it provides a measure of justice to the victims of 9/11," said Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, a Tennessee Republican.
The bill also expands the definition of "enemy combatants," who can be held indefinitely without charges, to include those who knowingly support terrorist groups with arms, money and other activities.
Backers of the bill said that provision would choke off supplies to terrorist groups, but critics said it was too broad and could subject many more people to indefinite detention." (source)
I heard one Representative say that Democrats won't be happy until we are ["mirandizing combatants in the firefight"].
The only problem could be
I would think those 168 Democrats that voted against this bill are going to have a hard time explaining to their constituents how they can be so concerned with granting terrorists all the rights of American citizens while claiming to be tough on terror...
(*Read a GREAT LETTER from a Pastor in NYC)