Friday, November 17, 2006

Dems To "Do-Over" Military Tribunal Bill

[Posted by reader_iam]

That's what popped into one of my e-mail accounts a few hours ago, and here's a link.
Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), who is running for president and who, come January, will be the second ranking Democrat on the International Relations Committee, introduced legislation today that would amend the existing law.

Dodd said he’s expecting the legislation to be taken up early next year.

"The bill goes back and undoes what was done," Dodd told The Hill. Dodd was one of the top critics of the military tribunal bill the GOP hashed out with the White House and was signed into law last month.

I'd be surprised if anyone's surprised by this. Even putting aside the switch in leadership, wasn't the debate over the bill itself rather unsatisfying?

Will a replay do better justice to the array and nuances of the issue? Could it or can it?