Lets face it, Bush is not going to become a dictator. Despite the bills, despite the laws, he is done. He served his purpose.
His purpose? To pave the way for this generations Josef Stalin/Pol Pot.
The military commisions act allows for any form of torture that does not kill you to not be considered torture. It allows for detention without any
cause other than "Because we said so".
That other recent bill (i forget its name, enlighten me?) allows for the president of the united states to become what basicly amounts to a
totalitarian dictator in the case that a catastrophic emergency occurs. The catch? The president determines what constitutes such an emergency. Now,
everyone has been worried about this and saying that "bush becomes a dictator with this" and whatnot, but they forget: This bill we be in effect
after bush is gone.
In summary, i have been noticing a disturbing trend. Everyone concentrates on bush, everyone concentrates on what he has done and is "planning", but
they don't notice the flow. Bush is out of office in a year or two, and with the amount of damage he has done to the world, the amount that his own
people hate him, there would be armed revolt if he activated the Dictatorship that has been set up.
Whomever succeeds Bush as president, however, will be faced with the "springback" effect: Bush is just so damn horrible (29% approval rating,
anyone?) that a successor with a sufficient way with words would easily be able to sway the populace in his favour, pull the wool over his actions, so
Thus, Bush is not going to be the dictator. Whomever succeeds him, or perhaps the next one after that, WILL dissolve the USA as we know it. The
actions of GWB have merely been the desensitizer. By now, the populace is on the point of either no longer caring at all, or open revolt. The various
bills and wars and such have paved the way for a president to come into power to knit all things together and, Just like Stalin or Hitler, become an
Just my two cents, sorry if it is fairly incoherent, twas a fast job.