14 December 2006

Bush Administration Attitude: Above the Law

Just because he inhabits the Executive Mansion, doesn't mean that the laws of the United States, as well as legally binding international codes, don't apply to Mr. George Bush and Mr. Richard Cheney. These two men have created an aura of untouchability about themselves. But, they are only free from review in so much as Congress grants them a pass. The Supreme Court could even step in, if it was so inclined. Bush Administration malfeasance and abrogation of the system of codes which bind the citizens of this nation warrant serious investigation. The Congress of the USA must act to hold the Executive accountable for its actions.
Impunity and Immunity
The Bush Administration Enters the Confessional
By Karen Greenberg
"In the exercise of his plenary power to use military force, the President's decisions are for him alone and are unreviewable."

This notion of unreviewable behavior, then still buried in the land of footnotes, has characterized the administration's general stance on its war on terror policies.
link: http://www.tomdispatch.com/index.mhtml?pid=146171

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