Biden Does Political Seriousness

Ken AshfordConstitution, Election 2008, War on Terrorism/TortureLeave a Comment

Sen. Joe Biden, on the GOP’s successful filibuster of legislation restoring habeas corpus for enemy combatants:

“As I’ve said before, the terrorists win when we abandon our civil liberties. The way we win is to show them that we can fight this war without changing our character as a nation. I hope the Senate reconsiders this issue once again.” . . .

“The position urged by the Administration, that we must choose between Constitutional rights and fighting terrorism effectively, is simply wrong. Our strength as a nation, and our status as a world leader, is based in part on the fact that Americans do not choose between national security and liberty; we demand both.”

Right on.