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Re: OT - This is serious


Hi, Verona. Meant to add a comment after your post but forgot [senior moment]. Jimmy Carter was a terrible president. But, unlike the current one, he was a very decent human being who did not continually lie to cover his bad decisions.


On Saturday, June 12, 2004, at 01:23 PM, Verona Dunn wrote:


Fellow Gardeners, Please let's stick to gardening and remain friends. I
just happen to be republican, but I shook hands with Jimmy Carter because he
was the president and deserved respect. There's only been 43!
Verona




----- Original Message -----
From: <EvaTEsq@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, June 11, 2004 10:58 PM
Subject: [CHAT] OT - This is serious


Ok guys, now this is serious stuff.

A lawyer of the Defense Department, William J. Haynes II, who authored a
memo
concluding that the President wasn't bound by laws prohibiting torture and
that government agents who might torture prisoners at his direction could
not
be
prosecuted by the Justice Department, has been nominated by Bush for a
LIFETIME APPOINTMENT as a FEDERAL JUDGE.

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines04/0607-01.htm

I think you'll agree that anyone reaching that conclusion, or even making
an
attempt to craft such an argument, has no business being a Federal Judge
for
life. Please scroll down to the website below and sign the petition
blocking
this appointment.

Thanks!

Eva
Long Island, NY
Zone 6/7

* * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Dear Friend,
I just signed on to a petition with People For the American Way, asking
President George W. Bush to withdraw his nomination of William Haynes to a
lifetime
seat on the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. William Haynes is none other
than
the General Counsel for the Department of Defense b the lawyer who helped
design the administrationbs detention and enemy combatant policies.
Do you want such a person deciding what is constitutional as a federal
judge?
Join me in calling on Bush to withdraw this nomination. Putting a lawyer
linked to the Abu Ghraib policies on the federal bench is so outrageous,
Bush
needs to hear a loud and clear message on this one!
Go here and sign now:
http://www.pfaw.org/go/william_haynes/


People For The American Way contact information: Email Address: pfaw@pfaw.org If you have technical questions, please submit them at http://customersupport.kintera.org/.

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