Wednesday, January 30, 2008

George W. Bush - A Law Unto Himself

Bush asserts authority to bypass defense act

Calls restrictions unconstitutional

President Bush said Congress's prohibition on building permanent military bases in Iraq infringes on his executive powers.
Email|Print| Text size + By Charlie Savage Globe Staff / January 30, 2008

WASHINGTON - President Bush this week declared that he has the power to bypass four laws, including a prohibition against using federal funds to establish permanent US military bases in Iraq, that Congress passed as part of a new defense bill.


What an arrogant ass we have for a President. So for you pea brain Republicans who voted this narcissistic brat in for two terms as President, if Hllary or Barrack decides they want to militarize the planet what are you going to say. No doubt you'll cry foul as your heads explode. But remember, it's your fault. We tried to warn you, but your allegiance to the "conservative cause" has brought us here, to a President who believes he is King and his serfdom includes the Congress and the Courts.

It's not the first time Bush has exceeded his authority, but this is one of the most egregious. A President who can permanently assign the US Military to occupy any country he wants in spite of US law and Constitution. OK! Ms Pelosi can we impeach the seditious SOB now!

And permanent bases in Iraq is not the only law he doesn't like in the Defense Bill.

The signing statement also targeted a provision in the defense bill that strengthens protections for whistle-blowers working for companies that hold government contracts. The new law expands employees' ability to disclose wrongdoing without being fired, and it gives greater responsibility to federal inspectors general to investigate complaints of retaliation.

In addition, Bush targeted a section that requires intelligence agencies to turn over "any existing intelligence assessment, report, estimate or legal opinion" requested by the leaders of the House and Senate armed services committees within 45 days. If the president wants to assert executive privilege to deny the request, the law says, White House counsel must do so in writing.

Finally, Bush's signing statement raised constitutional questions about a section of the bill that established an independent, bipartisan "Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan" to investigate allegations of waste, mismanagement, and excessive force by contractors.

The law requires the Pentagon to provide information to the panel "expeditiously" upon its request.


Hurry up January, 2009!!!!!!!1

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