Iraqi amnesty

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on June 26, 2006

There was a brief brouhaha over the weekend over a proposed amnesty for insurgents in Iraq. Such a proposal is pretty good PR, but the targets of the amnesty went about immeditely rejecting the idea by continuing to kill civilians and soldiers -- both U.S. and Iraqi.

That didn't stop Wisconsin Sen. Russ "cut and run" Feingold from decrying the very idea on "Meet the Press." Feingold's complaint, however, is misplaced. You see, Feingold cannot be serious about opposing amnesty when his official position is that we need to pull U.S. troops out now and turn the whole damn country over to the insurgents. Nope, no amnesty needed when the butchers regain control.

For all of you C, D and even F students out there, take heart -- you too can one day become a United States senator.

0 comments on “Iraqi amnesty”

  1. Technically, amnesty can be granted only by a sovereign nation.
    So long as America is calling the military shots there, we would be doing the pardoning. And unless we declare victory and opponents surrender, amnesty is something that should be negotiated behind the scenes (not supported publicly by representatives)

    Feingold's plan of partial withdrawal (read the fine print), will remove tens of thousands of fewer troops fromriding humvees that get i.e.deed.

    Face it, the war was won quickly, the occupation is being lost slowly.


To be clear, it's still a 1A violation even as they supposedly intended it. But their rush to pass it made it encompass all sorts of stuff.

The judge should not take them at their word that they will "fix" it. The judge should issue the preliminary injunction we requested.

16-year-old Lola Fitzgerald has been racking up skeet shooting championships in and out of her home state. Now a new California law has shut her out of the sport and is threatening her Olympic hopes.

In a just world, SB 918 and its New York counterpart would make the Supreme Court* say: "well, we tried to let you keep shall issue, but you morons just couldn't help yourselves, so now constitutional carry is the law of the land".

*Hopefully it doesn't need to go to SCOTUS.

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