I know it may be late, but, last Sunday, the editorial board at The New York Times took time to remind us that they are firmly on the side of the people that want to cut off their very own heads. The Must-Do List.
The Bush administration’s assault on some of the founding principles of American democracy marches onward despite the Democratic victory in the 2006 elections. The new Democratic majorities in Congress can block the sort of noxious measures that the Republican majority rubber-stamped. But preventing new assaults on civil liberties is not nearly enough.
It will require forceful steps by this Congress to undo the damage. A few lawmakers are offering bills intended to do just that, but they are only a start. Taking on this task is a moral imperative that will show the world the United States can be tough on terrorism without sacrificing its humanity and the rule of law.
O.K. Let’s say it together, “George W. Bush is not our enemy.” That’s a start.