Sunday, June 15, 2008

Scalia flunks History 101

From his dissent in the Boumediene case: “The game of bait-and-switch that today’s opinion plays upon the Nation’s Commander in Chief will make the war harder on us.”

The president is not “the Nation’s Commander in Chief.” He is the commander in chief of the armed forces. Scalia shares the militarized mindset of regimes like that in North Korea. His view of the world does not belong (least of all on the high court) in a country like the United States.

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