The $125 Million Kangaroo Court
Well, the newly elected Democrats have their first test in saving our republic from WorstPresidentEver. Apparently man-or-monkey wants to build an institution completely outside our justice system of which to play judge, jury and executioner for all the "worst of the worst" terra-ists they have holed up in Guantanamo Bay. Prioblem is, they are going to do it without congressional approval, basically making this taxation without representation:
The Pentagon is invoking emergency authority to fast-track funding of a comprehensive war-crimes court compound at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, according to a letter to Congress obtained by The Miami Herald.
Department of Defense spokesmen would not say when -- if ever -- the Pentagon had last invoked similar authority.
Nor would they specify which military construction already approved by Congress would be frozen to fund the courtroom project, which could cost as much as $125 million, according to U.S. government documents.
But, in a Nov. 17 letter to several Republican and Democratic senators and House members, Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England explains the unusual move this way:
``Due to national security implications and extreme urgency, emergency construction was authorized pursuant to Section 2808 of title 10, United States Code.''
Congressional staff members say the price tag and the funding mechanism have stirred protests among key members of Congress with fiscal and operational oversight of the Department of Defense.
The Pentagon wants to build, in three months, a mini-city on an abandoned airfield to stage the trials -- two new courtrooms with space for two more, dining, housing and work space for up to 1,200 military and civilians working at the trials, and media, conference and classified information centers.
Mark my words. If Democrats allow this to happen, I will never vote for a Democrat ever again.