Remember when some of us remarked that the Tigris and the Euphrates were the Busheviks' equivalent of 'crossing the Rubicon?'
Here's a bare-bones list of the dictatorial powers the Busheviks planned for themselves after crossing their "Rubicon: (DOTOF™: Alternate Brain)
I got no idea who Bruce Mulkey is, but he tamps Bush's crap into a nice, neat brick:Now here's the tricksey part: These memos have been revealed, but I have not heard that they have been repealed. No president since Washington has yielded back to the State powers they arrogated to themselves to meet exigent necessities. I have some serious misgivings, because according to some sources, those weren't the only memos, just the only ones revealed.What are the dictatorial powers bestowed on George W. Bush by the previously-undisclosed DOJ memos? He had the power to:1. Deploy the U.S. military inside the U.S.Apparently he only got around to implementing #2 and #4, but god only knows what he’d done if there had been another terrorist attack on American soil.
2. Order foreigners and citizens alike arrested and held indefinitely without charge.
3. Command the military to search citizens’ home.
4. Instruct the NSA to spy on citizens, listen in on their phone calls and read their emails
5. Suspend freedom of speech and freedom of the press
Since the election of President Obama, I had decided to relegate Bush and his associates to history, preferring to participate in bringing about change in my community and in our nation. But these memos reveal duplicitous and treasonous behavior, and DOJ officials have indicated that there is more damning evidence yet to be released.
The men and women responsible for these illegal and immoral acts must be held accountable. They, and others who might emulate them, need to know that we, the citizens of this nation, will not stand for further desecration of our civil liberties. They need to be held up as examples so that others will be loath to go down this path again. Bush and his pals need to do be investigated, indicted, convicted and imprisoned, for these men and women were the true terrorists, and they came closer to eradicating American democracy than Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda ever will.
So, somebody, talk me down on this one...