CIA Holds Terror Suspects in Secret Prisons:
The CIA has been hiding and interrogating some of its most important al Qaeda captives at a Soviet-era compound in Eastern Europe, according to U.S. and foreign officials familiar with the arrangement.
Quoth Eminem: "This is Bin Laden; look at him noddin'."
This kind of gulag/interrogation thing won't effectively combat network terrorism. It didn't work for the Soviets in the '80s and it won't work for us now. It will, however, serve to further radicalize Muslims against the US. Oh yeah, and it's deeply morally wrong.
There's a great deal of angst in Democratic circles about the party's weakness on national security. But the boys in the Senate are showing signs of chutzpah.
Howdy, Gansta! Here's your script if you have the balls to read it:
"President Bush has played directly into the hands of the terrorists. He let them escape from Tora Bora. He's financed the worlds largest training camp in Iraq at with 1000s of American lives and hundreds of billions of American dollars. He's given them propaganda recruitment gold at Abu-Ghraib, Guantanamo and now at in former Soviet Gulags in Eastern Europe.
What's worse, in spite of all the death, all the torture and all the terror alerts, United States citizens are no safer today than they were on September 11th, 2001. In fact, as unsettling as it is to say, it looks like we're less safe. Those who wish us harm are more numerous, more experienced and more organized, while our military is degraded from a foolish and unnecessary war and our emergency response capabilities are still clearly unable to cope with major catastrophe.
Ladies and gentlemen, it's time for a different approach..."
The proscriptive plan, politically speaking, can be almost anything. There are good ideas out there from the real heads, but nobody is going to be able to enact shit unless prominant national Democrats have the gall to call out the fact that by any objective measure Bush is losing his self-declared war on terror.