Where are we now?

Where are we now?.

Salon's headline story says it all:

“The Bush administration is arguing that it has the right to lock up U.S. citizens forever — without evidence, witnesses, lawyers or trials. If the Supreme Court agrees, will this still be America?

How did we get this far? (Apparently, Congress no longer needs to declare war. But can Congress declare peace to free enemy combatants? Or are enemy combatants confined at the pleasure of the president? Wasn't there an entire war fought over this issue, back around 1776?)  [Mark Bernstein]

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