Dems Cave (Wednesday Edition)

Republicans on Wednesday cleared procedural hurdles in the House and Senate on the way to giving President Bush authority to detain, interrogate and try terrorism detainees before military commissions.

House Republicans succeeded on a vote in blocking any Democratic amendments to the legislation. In the Senate, GOP leaders won an agreement from Democrats to debate the bill for less than a dozen hours and then vote on it.


And see how our brave Democratic leaders punt this abomination to the courts:

"I predict that the system created by this bill will be successfully challenged in the courts," Skelton said. "Our nation cannot afford to have any terrorist convictions overturned on judicial appeal."
Then why, pray tell, PASS IT?

One word: Filibuster. This legislation is terrible. They know it. Wherever have their spines gone?

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