Helen Thomas' essay is entitled "A Sad Day for America."
Robert Parry's essay is entitled "Shame On Us All: History should record October 17, 2006 as the reverse of July 4, 1776."
Here's a quote from Thomas' essay:
Tom Malinowski, Washington director for Human Rights Watch, said Bush has been accused of "criminal torture in a way that could hurt America and come back to haunt our troops."
One of the reasons Bush sought a green light from the lawmakers is "to have Congress stand with him in the dock," Malinowski added.
The military commissions act is law. And all Americans will be tainted by it.