Thursday, January 05, 2006

El Presidente ... Above the Law

Our favorite gay Republican conservative, Andrew Sullivan, points out that Bush as much as promised to ignore the McCain anti-torture amendment, even as he was signing it into law.

Said the Prez, "The executive branch shall construe Title X in Division A of the Act, relating to detainees, in a manner consistent with the constitutional authority of the President to supervise the unitary executive branch and as Commander in Chief and consistent with the constitutional limitations on the judicial power, which will assist in achieving the shared objective of the Congress and the President, evidenced in Title X, of protecting the American people from further terrorist attacks."

Mumbo-jumbo ... meaning, essentially, "I'll continue to do exactly as I please."

Says Sullivan, "Do we have a president who refuses, in any matter tangentially related to the war on terror, to obey the law? We know he broke the FISA law and lied about it. We know he broke U.S. law against torturing detainees, and lied about it. Now we find that he is declaring himself unbound by the McCain Amendment."

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