So can Bush assassinate New York Times reporters?And, The Rude Pundit asks a similar question (Warning: not for the weak of heart or the hypocritical).
Seriously. I'd like to know what limit, if any, there is to Bush's commander-in-chief powers. Bush said that the New York Times jeopardized national security and the war on terror by publishing its story revealing that he broke the law by spying on Americans. So, can Bush have New York Times reporters arrested and executed for treason? Or at the very least, when the NYT executive editor met with Bush at the White House to discuss whether or not to run the story, could Bush have simply had the NYT editor shot?
I'm serious, I want to know. We've been told that Bush can do anything he wants so long as it's to help the war on terror, so are there any limits?
December 23, 2005
More Questions about King George's Authority
Posted by Maria
John at AmericaBlog asks: