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Gonzales: Well it doesn't say you have rights

Something far more disturbing than Gonzales' "blame the blogs" dodge happened yesterday. When asked about habeas corpus, this is what the Attorney General had to say:
[..] the Constitution doesn’t say, “Every individual in the United States or every citizen is hereby granted or assured the right to habeas.” It doesn’t say that. It simply says the right of habeas corpus shall not be suspended [..]

As Robert Parry points out, what makes this statement so unsettling is the fact that such twisted logic can be applied to just about every right enshrined in the Constitution. That the Attorney General, the man who would be the one to determine whether or not you as a citizen possess those rights, would take such a stance is definitely cause for concern.

Update: More reactions via Meme.