Undo the Military Commissions Act

Tom Paine
by Aziz Huq

11/21/06

The general understanding -- if not the universal practice -- is that those on Capitol Hill answer to today's voters, but not tomorrow's. On matters such as global climate change, the consequences are evident. Today's leaders face too small a reckoning for their disregard of ethical obligations to our planet and future generations. Pushing back today's problems, they store up crises for our children. But environmental issues are not the sole arena in which the future holds an accounting for short-sighted policies. Perhaps surprisingly, national security is another. Here Congress seems capable of only acting in frantic fits of unwise activity. Lawmakers should take advantage of the recent change in congressional leadership to both correct recent mistakes and reflect on their bad habit of leaping before looking...

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