Wednesday, January 11, 2006

In the wake of the wiretapping revelations, Dubya's crew has repeatedly stated that they are acting within the law, and respect the rule of law. Their view on the rule of law was formulated, in some measure, by John Yoo, who explains it as follows:

CASSEL: If the president deems that he's got to torture somebody, including by crushing the testicles of the person's child, there is no law that can stop him?

YOO: No treaty.

CASSEL: Also no law by Congress -- that is what you wrote in the August 2002 memo...

YOO: I think it depends on why the President thinks he needs to do that.

Their new Supreme Court nominee also states that the President is bound to uphold the rule of law. How comforting.


Blogger i_answer_to_john_most_of_the_time said...

IMPORTANT .. pass it along ...

Quote from Bush in 2004 --

"A wiretap requires a court order," President Bush declared in a statement in 2004. He added, "When we're talking about chasing down terriorists, we're talking about getting a court order when we do so. It's important for our fellow citizens to understand [that] constitutional guarantees are in place... because we value the Constitution."

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