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CHIMO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:16 PM
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Global Eye - Running Scared
Like a gang of twitchy hit men afraid they've botched the job, the Bush regime is creeping back to the scene of the crime: the Congressional backrooms where they thought they'd put the kibosh on the American Republic once and for all.

But it seems there is still a flicker of life in the victim, and thus a threat that the gangsters might have to pay the piper somewhere down the line. So they went back to the bagmen on Capitol Hill this week, ordering their minions to provide retroactive legal cover for the rank offenses committed by the big boys at the top when they devised their torture regimen -- in knowing, deliberate violation of the U.S. War Crimes Act, which was passed by acclamation in the Republican-led Congress in 1996, and toughened up the following year with the Pentagon's support, The Washington Post reports.

The moribund republic was thought to have been bludgeoned to death when the Bushists brought out the blunt instrument of the "unitary executive" earlier this year. After the regime's patently illegal domestic spying programs were revealed, the regime at last dropped all pretense and openly declared a presidential dictatorship, insisting that any action ordered by the commander-in-chief was beyond the reach of law.

That's why the Bushists are now roaming the back alleys of Congress again, looking to fire a few more slugs into their victim. Bush wants the "unitary executive" autocracy he created in secret to be restored -- in public -- by Congress. There is brutal arrogance behind this, of course, but there is blind panic, too. For the blood-soaked thugs of the Bush regime now realize they have no choice: If law and the Constitution are allowed to prevail, they could all be doing hard time -- or even find themselves strapped down and stretched out, waiting for the executioner's needle. To save their hides, the republic must die, for good this time, forever.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:30 PM
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1. Wow, this is a very scathing analysis, and well-earned, I might add. nt
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:21 AM
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2. K&R This Truly Marks the Beginning Of the End
Seeing Bush, Cheney, and their minions executed is my life's goal....since they have destroyed all my previous goals.
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teryang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 04:27 PM
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3. This is why more war is just what this regime is planning
Edited on Fri Aug-04-06 04:30 PM by teryang
The exigencies of further and further extreme actions abroad are needed to maintain the despotism at home.

We are already through the looking glass; people should have recognized this at the outset. In a sense, there is no turning back for the people who have committed these crimes up and down the chain of command. When the nation's top law enforcement official is a torture advocate, what more do you need to know you have a serious Constitutional problem? The legislature is a part of these crimes. They themselves shredded the Constitution out of cowardice and venality.

The suprising thing is, just as with the Nazis, there is suprising continuity of officialdom associated with the dictatorial changes and the imposition of tyranny. It was installed without a whimper, and those most involved have been applauded and rewarded by the nation's institutions instead of being castigated and repudiated.

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Hoping4Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-05-06 11:21 AM
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4. Excellent read. thanks for posting
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-05-06 03:07 PM
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5. Thanks to DUer Chris Floyd! Chris is the best. Period.
Good luck, Chris. Keep us posted.

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