I found this in a newspaper that we get at work, and I thought it was significant enough to post up for comment:
(Navy Times, 2/6/06 ) “[New defense measures] are intended to sharpen the military’s focus on the war against terror, which the Pentagon has relabeled ‘The Long War.’"
This military action isn’t going to end any time soon, and they are finally admitting it. That admission ought to have a serious impact on how civil rights issues are dealt with. Infringements aren’t just going to be the temporary muting of a trumpet; if war justifies infringing rights, what’s to stop them from being infringed forever in a war that goes on forever?