Saturday, October 20, 2007

Not-Gonzales Says President Is Above The Law

Mukasey Endorses Expansive Presidential Authority

"Attorney general nominee Michael B. Mukasey suggested today that the president could ignore federal surveillance law if it infringes on his constitutional authority as commander in chief.
Under sharp questioning about the Bush administration's warrantless eavesdropping program, Mukasey said there may be occasions when the president's wartime powers would supersede legal requirements to obtain a warrant to conduct wiretaps.
In such a case, Mukasey said, "the president is not putting somebody above the law; the president is putting somebody within the law.... The president doesn't stand above the law. But the law emphatically includes the Constitution

Whatever the hell that last paragraph meant. It's been a constant refrain from these scumbags - all of their filthy garbage leading right back to their claims that 9/11 gives them a big fat blank check. As soon as the twin towers were demolished they started in with the wartime commander in chief shit and haven't stopped since. Anybody with half a brain can easily see that every bit of this power grab was prepared well in advance and only needed black tuesday as an excuse to put their vision of police state hell in place.

Bonus testimony to kick his nazi ass out the door

Is It Torture? The Nominee Won’t Say

"Michael B. Mukasey, the nominee for attorney general, acknowledges that torture is illegal under national and international law. He will not say, however, what is or is not torture. This allows him to preserve the right to sanction torture by defining it as not torture."

Translation: when we do it, it isn't.


Anonymous nick z. said...

Headlines we'd like to see:

"WH says war must continue, people must keep dying, so that Bush can continue to enjoy absolute executive powers."

yep, that's about the size of it.

20/10/07 11:55 AM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

You bet it is, Nick. And the spineless enabling legislative branch is is falling all over itself to hand everything to the fascists on a silver platter, while they tremble on bended knees.

20/10/07 9:10 PM  

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