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Democrats Have Legalized Bush's War Crimes

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posted on Jun, 21 2008 @ 01:23 PM
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Democrats Have Legalized Bush's War Crimes


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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claims that a key positive feature of the new wiretap "compromise" is that the bill reaffirms that the President must follow the law, even though the same bill virtually assures that no one will be held accountable for George W. Bush's violation of the earlier spying law.
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posted on Jun, 21 2008 @ 01:23 PM
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"In other words, in the guise of rejecting Bush's theories of an all-powerful presidency that is above the law, the Democratic leadership cleared the way for the President and his collaborators to evade punishment for defying the law.

So, why should anyone assume that the new legislative edict demanding that the President obey the law will get any more respect than the old one, which established the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 as the "exclusive" means for authorizing electronic spying?

It wasn't that Bush and his team didn't understand the old law's language; they simply believed they could violate the law without consequence, under the radical theory that at a time of war -- even one as vaguely defined as the "war on terror" -- the President's powers trump all laws as well as the constitutional rights of citizens."



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posted on Jun, 21 2008 @ 01:29 PM
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just saw DD's thread...i did a search i swear


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posted on Jun, 21 2008 @ 01:34 PM
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reply to post by Leo Strauss
 


haha...Great minds think alike Leo.



Only beat you by a few secs on that one.



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