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King Bush Issues New Imperial Decrees
A Satirical Look at Modern War Criminals, as King Bush ignores the law like the Incorrigible Criminal he is. I say if he stays on the loose, open the doors of all the prisons and let the honest murderers and rapists who do not blaspheme out onto the streets!
When President Bush signed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2008, complete with a statute verboten for his administration using taxpayer money "to establish any military installation or base for the purpose of providing for the permanent stationing of United States Armed Forces in Iraq," without flourish or swagger, he attached a signing statement to it, claiming his uncontested, infallible right, to not only ignore the ban on permanent bases in but to also ignore three other measures in the bill, indicating that to do so would endanger the nation and his imperial majesties infallibility, saying, "provisions of the act...could inhibit the president's ability to carry out his constitutional obligations...to protect national security."
Charlie Savage of the Boston Globe, who wrote a book on the Bushite imperial fantasy, said in response, that the "frequent use of signing statements to advance aggressive theories of executive power has been a hallmark of his presidency."
Weighing in, Senator Carl Levin (Dem.-MI) commented, "Congress has a right to expect that the Administration will faithfully implement all of the provisions" of the law -- "not just the ones the President happens to agree with."
The Center for American Progress' Senior Fellow Mark Agrast in commenting on the Bushite action stated, "On the merits, for the president to assert that Congress lacks the authority to say there shouldn't be permanent bases on foreign soil is fanciful at best."
The American Bar Association condemned signing statements in 2006, as "contrary to the rule of law and our constitutional separation of powers."
This Bushite fantasy of the "The Divine Right to Rule," is a criminal concept, lopped off with heads of the French royalty, after the revolution. The outright lie of "The Divine Right to Rule," ignored the right of self rule through democratic means, instead of the unilateral use of military power to enforce seizing leadership and wealth from the people, to be shared by self-appointed brigands, and bullies within the church and state when those two separate institutions were able to use force to grab the reigns of power.
That paragon of intellect, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Dem-CA, said, "I reject the notion in his signing statement that he can pick and choose which provisions of this law to execute." That may well have been a comment on her own behavior of ignoring what the people want, impeachment-ebony pots often, when gifted with the power of speech, call kettles Black
Bushites Love To Be Where The oil Is Forever!
However, to his credit, McCain only wants to stay the course for about 100 years or so. Gee, whatta guy, huh?
Bush, in November 2007, announced that Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and he had signed a "Declaration of Principles for a Long-Term Relationship of Cooperation and Friendship" agreeing on a mutual desire for an "enduring" U.S. occupation of Iraq." As if al-Maliki had any choice if, he wanted to continue breathing oxygen.
Representative Lynn Woolsey (Dem-CA), a leader in attempting to stem the Bushite moves to enrich the oil companies at the cost of American and Iraqi lives, and long term commitment to stay in Iraq to continue to do mass murder as they steal their oil, said that Bush's statement is "sending a dangerous signal to the people of Iraq that the U.S. has a long-term interest in occupying their country, a move that will only enflame the insurgency."
Yesterday on the Senate floor yesterday, Senator Robert Casey (Dem-PA) said that although administration officials often state that they do not wish to permanently occupy Iraq, "this signing statement issued by the President is the clearest signal yet that the Administration wants to hold this option in reserve."
The Guardian says that permanent bases "are broadly unpopular with Iraqis, who have voiced fears of an ongoing U.S. occupation." Gee, no kidding, I wonder why?
In a further example of insanity and thievery, the administration claims that his is not a Treaty and therefore he is correct in ignoring congress and will, therefore not submit it to Congress for approval. This is the sort of activity of Bullies, robber barons and dictators. Bush sounds more like Adolph Hitler, one of his idols every day. Perhaps he is, as I said some months ago, possessed by the soul of "That paper hanging sonofabitch," (Hitler, or Hister according to Nostrodamus) in the words of General George S. Patton.
The moves to elude the law, should long ago been rewarded with impeachment and a War Crimes Trial and life imprisonment.
John Isaacs, Executive Director of the Council for a Livable World, puts in his two cents, and everyone is talking as though there is nothing they can do to stop him. "If Bush is allowed to negotiate a treaty with Iraq that binds the United States under international law, the next president will be handcuffed."
Bushites Want The Power To Protect Their Hit-Men Known As Contractors! "Contractors?" If They are Merely Contractors, You Are A Doodle Head
The Defense Authorization Act that Bush was ignored in part especially when he claimed the right to ignore were two accountability measures concerning private security firms and their "alleged" murders, rapes and mass murders. One provision would create an independent, bipartisan Commission on Wartime Contracting abuses. The inspector general of the Pentagon's, who conducts such internal investigations, supported the commission's proposal by saying, "We're leaning forward in the saddle, and we're committed to this." Sen. Jon Tester (Democrat-MT) added, "The idea that the president would stand in the way of a non-partisan, independent committee to look into waste and fraud by companies like Blackwater and Halliburton in Iraq is inexcusable and it's irresponsible, and it ought to ruffle a lot of feathers across the country." The other provision Bush ignored created extensive whistleblower protection to employees of all defense contractors. Tom Devine, legal director at the non-profit Government Accountability Project, said, "The president doesn't have the authority to cancel these rights, unless he sends in troops to stop a jury from hearing whistleblower cases."
Bush also wants to ignore the requirement that the administration to turn over "... existing intelligence assessment, report, estimate or legal opinion" which were requested by leaders of the House and Senate Armed Services committees within 45 days. Whatta Guy, Indeed, no?
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