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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-04 10:27 PM
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4. This means that bush signed a "Presidential Finding" or Executive
Order authorizing this. This quote says it all, imo:

"In a draft of the working group's report, for example, Pentagon lawyers approvingly cited the Justice Department's 2002 position that domestic and international laws prohibiting torture could be trumped by the president's wartime authority and any directives he issued."

and by the fact there was nothing in the article quoting anyone in authority stating the President didn't sign an Executive Order.

Here is a link on the Procedures on Presidential Findings and reporting to Congress in matters of Intelligence:

http://www.fas.org/irp/offdocs/nsdd286.htm

The interesting question is: If bush signed an Executive Order in response to the memos' recommended action, did he report to Congress as is dictated within the legal requirements?

Here is another link from FindLaw on Presidential Findings:

http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/casecode/uscodes/50/chapt...


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