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The Chilcot Inquiry - Heard of It?

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The Bush administration rewrote the balance of powers and transformed Constitutional protections. Those changes still largely stand under the Obama administration. This is not a partisan issue. What Bush crafted, and which is largely unchallenged and considered "water under the bridge" by Obama, ensures that those changes remain in effect. There remains the unchallenged policy of the Bush administration that the President can do anything he wants. I felt that was a threat to our rights and government under Bush, and it remains so under Obama.

Wrongs have to be righted. Failure to do so condemns future citizens to an ever eroding situation in terms of our government and our protections under the Constitution. Where Bush pushed the Unitary Executive to, is where the Obama administration starts. To leave the abuses of power unchallenged creates a new starting line of Executive Branch power into the future.

Instead, here in the U.S. we are largely "protected" from the public inquiries in the UK. Of course they directly impinge on and implicate the U.S., but if nobody knows who is hurt? We are - as are all future generations of the people of the United States.

Note: The Iraq Inquiry Digest does an excellent job of keeping up with the testimony from the Inquiry.

The Iraq Inquiry web site

After Downing Street - Complete text of the Downing Street memo

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Rowan Wolf is an activist and sociologist living in Oregon. She is the founder and principle author of Uncommon Thought Journal, and Editor in Chief of Cyrano's Journal Today.

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