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Right after the election was over, I started a series of posts called Stuff I Learned, about the history of American presidents, as I read a book called The American Presidency. I didn't get very far into the book, and now I can't find it. I'm not all that worried about finishing, not being a fan of non-fiction.
So, at least for now, I won't be sharing with you the stuff I learned about American history. Instead, I'm hoping you'll share with me stuff you already know, because I'm confused.
1. What are our options for dealing with the group of Guantanamo detainees who have not committed a crime but are judged to be a threat? Essentially, they are prisoners of war, right? So, if we let them go, they'll continue to fight us. But if there is never an end to the fight against terrorism, how can we hold them forever? What do we do?
2. What is Cheney's fucking problem? Does he want to stand trial? Is he daring the Justice Department? Is he talking so much as part of a larger Republican strategy to make the debate about national security so that Obama can't implement his health care agenda? Or is he simply the world's largest prick?
3. Why is the progressive left employing ridiculous rhetoric? Obama is just like Bush? Do they really believe that or are they just throwing a temper tantrum because he hasn't created their version of America-Happy-Fun-Land after five months in office?
Please discuss. I'll watch, and hopefully learn something.