Here are the faces of the twelve Senate Democrats who violated their oaths to uphold the Constitution and voted to end habeas corpus in the United States.

Possible Reasons:
They are bought and sold by the same lobbyists who by and sell Republicans.
They are flat scared of terrorists and their own shadows.
They don't know the meaning of habeas corpus.
They want to make money.
They are acting like Democrats always have; what time is it; is that coffee I smell?

There is no difference between the Democratic and Republican parties so long as people like these hold office.
They don't want you to have a fair trial.
If you disappear, that is unfortunate, but there is nothing they can do.

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Congressman Henry Cuellar, Democrat, TX Voted against Habeas Corpus
by Keith Friday, Sep. 29, 2006 at 9:41 PM

In this photo, President George W. Bush is squeezing Henry's cheeks for no other reason than his voting record.
Henry Cuellar doesn't want you to have a fair trial either.

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And Other Democrats
by c e Sunday, Oct. 01, 2006 at 6:39 AM

In addition, in general, the Democrats who voted against the torture law, did not do much fighting to stop it. There were some who spoke out on the floor, but the leadership and the most powerful Democrats, e.g, Hillary Clinton, were largely silent. The above Democrats who voted for the legislation stopped the Democratic Party from filabustering the law.

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by c e Sunday, Oct. 01, 2006 at 6:43 AM

I should also add, the Democrats would probably have not filabustered the law if they could have. They have used the falabuster sparingly, if not at all, during Bush's presidency. In fact, on nominations, they agreed with the Republicans not to use filabusters, except in "extreme" cases (whatever that means).

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Bitter Lemon
by Keith Sunday, Oct. 01, 2006 at 8:32 AM

Yes, the above mentioned Democrats seem only to withdraw their fingers from the air only when the spit needs to be replaced.
Only a drastic reformative purge will separate the Democratic Party from lobbyists and Beezlebublicans.
Some finger watchers will go away; others will change direction with the wind.
I'm not sure if the party would survive the therapy but it nonetheless needs to happen.
As for Henry "Sweet Cheeks" Cuellar, his district is near the border. A career in fence construction might be the way to go.