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Do the Secret Bush Memos Amount to Treason? Top Constitutional Scholar Says Yes

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posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 03:33 AM
reply to post by RubberBaron

Yoos whole theory seems to revolve around the idea that the President can override any law at any time, essentially that the US President is a Dictator.

I swear John Yoo is related to Kim-Jong Il somewhere down the line.

There's no other way you account for his absolutely batsh*t, twisted, fascist tendencies.

John Yoo makes Heinrich Himmler look decent.
At least Himmler had no choice but to enact Hitler's policies whether he wanted to or not.

Yoo actually created and devised these policies you see in the memos on his own accord.

Yoo was also fully aware of the criminality of his actions:

Prosecutions under the War Crimes Act for violations in Iraq do not need to challenge the legality of "opting out of the Geneva Conventions," as would be the case for Afghanistan war detainees.

The War Crimes Act basically defines a war crime as a "serious breach of the Geneva Conventions", quite obviously why Yoo was so adamant that the United States disregard the Conventions all together.

In addition to abolishing habeas corpus, the 2006 Military Commissions Act (.pdf) "insulated government officials from liability for many of the violations of the War Crimes Act they might have committed during the period prior to 2006," as Yale Law Professor Jack Balkin put it.

This article below gives another excellent insight into just how far the Bush Administration was willing to go, post-9/11, in the interests of "National Security":

In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the Justice Department secretly gave the green light for the U.S. military to attack apartment buildings and office complexes inside the United States, deploy high-tech surveillance against U.S. citizens and potentially suspend First Amendment freedom-of-the-press rights in order to combat the terror threat, according to a memo released Monday.

Make no mistake, don't sugar-coat it.

These guys were aiming for an all-out Fascist Republic that would have made Stalin jealous with the Executive Powers the President had.

posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 10:02 PM
Don't forget Rove's politicizing of the DOJ and firing US Attorneys based on their political affiliation.

The illegal wiretapping is another item that puzzles me as to why staunch right-wing conservatives aren't livid over. It set the precedent for "big brother" to invade your privacy and communications utterly. You'll NEVER get that genie back in the bottle, and you can thank the Bush administration for that.

But the Plame affair was flat-out treason and it occurred during a time of war. If you or I had done that we'd be facing a firing squad.

And finally there's the lies told to congress over WMD's. This is what got Clinton impeached (lying to congress).

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