Sunday, April 18

protecting america

I sincerely hope that the new associate justice of the Supreme Court is a rational, thinking person, not just a Liberal rubber stamp of Justice Stevens.

After reading this piece from John Yoo, I've realized Stevens is even more anti-American than I thought.
"On April 14, 1943, a young Navy intelligence officer named John Paul Stevens listened in on the radio traffic of American pilots on a secret mission. President Franklin Roosevelt had sent them to intercept and shoot down the plane carrying Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, the planner of the surprise Pearl Harbor attack and the leader of Japanese naval forces in the Pacific.
"Admiral Chester Nimitz leapt at the chance to take out Yamamoto. He wired Admiral William Halsey, the Navy commander for the South Pacific: "Best of luck and happy hunting." Halsey messaged his officers: "Tallyho—let's get the bastard."
"While successful, the mission disturbed the 23-year-old future Supreme Court Justice, who said in an interview published by the Fordham Law Review in March 2006 that there wasn't "a lot of deliberation before deciding to go along with the plan. . . . They had no humanitarian concerns at all of the kind that troubled me."
"He went on to say his qualms over the killing of Yamamoto led him to question the death penalty: "The targeting of a particular individual with the intent to kill him was a lot different than killing a soldier in battle and dealing with a statistic."
What 'humanitarian concerns' would we have had about the guy who planned the attack on Pearl Harbor? The idea that this idiot, Stevens, has been an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court for 34 years is disgusting.

Obama would be wise to select a replacement for Stevens who recognizes the importance of both protecting America and allowing future presidents to do what is necessary to protect America.


Blogger gramma2many said...

Some interesting facts!

1:28 AM  

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