Bush personally authorized torture
In advance of looming Congressional hearings, the CIA covers its ass:
The Central Intelligence Agency has acknowledged for the first time the existence of two classified documents, including a directive signed by President Bush, that have guided the agency’s interrogation and detention of terror suspects.
The contents of the documents were not revealed, but one of them is “a directive signed by President Bush granting the C.I.A. the authority to set up detention facilities outside the United States and outlining interrogation methods that may be used against detainees,” the A.C.L.U. said, based on its review of published accounts.
Now Chris Dodd "regrets" not filibustering the Military Commissions Act? Now he and Pat Leahy want to draft a bill to restore habeas corpus? Too bad Bush will simply veto such a bill. Too bad, you fucking weak little cowards, that when you actually had your only chance of stopping the thing you were too scared of the electoral consequences to stand up for the principles you now admit you have. Now Bush can simply stick anyone he chooses down a hole forever, and we may never know what he's done or be able to dismantle the gulag he's established outside the law.