Often I believe our perception of "political" situations and the reality do not match. There are many reasons for this. The media is a HUGE factor.
So in an attempt to show some reality today I saw this breaking headline and wanted to share it with you:
Supreme Court sides with Guantanamo detainees again
Now where I live and I am guessing where you live too, there's a lot of Bush bashing and Republican bashing. Especially concerning the handling of the Iraq war. A lot of liberal people in NYC and the surrounding area complain about Guantamamo and cite it as a huge human rights violation etc...
The Supreme Court is pretty packed with conservatives especially after the last two appointments from G.W. Bush. Everyone including my own parents are very worried about the next president's appointments and what a conversative Republican or even moderate one's appointments will mean for our rights here at home.
You'd think with the last two appointments that a ruling such as the one today could not be possible. But there it is. From a very very conservative court, the highest in the land, a ruling in favor of legal rights of the detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
BTW I am a registered Democrat, who leans right and left depending upon the issue...so I equally piss everyone off!