Monday, June 07, 2004

It's time to really get scared people, and I'm not kidding

This has been out on blogs all day, and finally the NY Times picked it up that the criminals in the Bush administration put together a legal brief that stated:

"President Bush was not bound by either an international treaty prohibiting torture or by a federal antitorture law because he had the authority as commander in chief to approve any technique needed to protect the nation's security.

...any executive branch officials, including those in the military, could be immune from domestic and international prohibitions against torture for a variety of reasons.

Josh Marshall points out the following from said memo:

To protect subordinates should they be charged with torture, the memo advised that Mr. Bush issue a "presidential directive or other writing" that could serve as evidence, since authority to set aside the laws is "inherent in the president."

Did ya get that - authority to set aside the laws is "inherent in the president".

So, your suspicions were correct. We do live in a dictatorship, except our dictator is the stupidest in history, with the possible exception of Idi Amin.