January 14, 2007

Washington Times (yes, I know, just go with it)

Republican House members yesterday asked President Bush to keep two U.S. Border Patrol agents out of prison pending their appeal of convictions for shooting a suspected drug smuggler in the buttocks as he fled into Mexico.

Several discrepancies in the government's case strongly question whether justice has been served, and permitting these men to be incarcerated in the interim puts their lives at risk," Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California said at a Capitol Hill press conference.

We're going to find out whose side you're on ... the American people or the side of our enemies," Mr. Rohrabacher said in a reference to Mr. Bush. "If you let these two men go to jail for defending us, then we'll know you're on the side of our enemies."

He was joined by Reps. Duncan Hunter of California, Ted Poe of Texas, Walter B. Jones of North Carolina, Joe Wilson of South Carolina and Tom Tancredo of Colorado

You realize, of course, that the "enemy" in this case, is the American criminal justice system. They are convicted criminals. Rohrabacher doesn't think these border guards should remain incarcerated while appealing their convictions--something that basically EVERY convicted criminal has to do. I think the last six years have shown fairly decisively that Bush is not on the side of THAT enemy.

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