Latest news of note:

  • NY Times: Rumsfeld Says Afghan Prisoners Might Be Brought to U.S. Bases – Like it or not, Mr. Rumsfeld… if you bring these folks on U.S. soil there is no doubt from a Constitutional question that they are protected by the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights guarantees that “no person” (not “no citizen”) shall be deprived of a fair trial. There was a question where those rights were granted to all folks under US custody overseas, but there is no question if it applies to persons on US soil. If Ashcroft, Rumsfeld, and Bush deny this and use kangaroo courts (a.k.a. “secret military tribunals”) to try this accused criminals, they are spitting on the Constitution and the freedom that Americans hold dear.
  • MSNBC: Clintons’ dog Buddy dies – a sad news item. One thing that is interesting though is found at the bottom of the story: a listing of all of the pets that each President owned. I think it is noteworthy that all of the Presidents had one or more pets, a few had a small zoo.