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More Spying, More Lying

Saturday, Apr. 12, 2008 2:01 PM

Not only do we have reports of high-level meetings within the Bush Administration regarding torture - meetings attended by Vice-President Dick Cheney and members of the 'Principals Committee,' including Condoleezza Rice, we have President Bush admitting he knew of the meetings and approved of their decisions.

The Decider decided that America was under such grave threat as to make torture necessary.

This is the unitary power of the executive? To defy international and federal law and make us no better than the criminals we fight?

Why are Democrats sitting there in stunned silence? When we see someone like Nick Berg being beheaded by terrorists, is our anger so great, so overwhelming that we must stoop to the same standards of behavior as our enemies? Where are the morals of this 'Christian nation,' and how do we imagine God will judge our actions?

It's a sure bet He's not going to be impressed by John Yoo's memo.

DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff unveiled plans to implement even more surveillance technology.

But, he says, he doesn't think there are any risks to the privacy and civil liberties of Americans.

Yeah, right.

The Bush Administration has brought us nothing but secret memos, warrantless wiretaps, torture, and weak excuses. You ignore the Constitution as you please, and you expect us to believe you're ever-diligent and watchful over our rights?

Our Democracy is failing just as fast as our economy.

But I'm sure the Bush Administration will protect our rights just as well as they protect our veterans.

The dean of the Boalt Law School at U.C. Berkeley still thinks John Yoo has a place on the faculty, and that dismissing him would be injurious to freedom of speech.

Not so, says the National Lawyers Guild.

Yoo's bloody fingerprints are not only all over a memo justifying torture, but on a still-classified memo whose title specifically addresses the Fourth Amendment and 'domestic military action.'

Do we honestly believe that this will be a document saying, "No, Mr. President, it's against the law, don't do it?"

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