What Fresh Hell Is This?

September 25, 2006

Terror Card

As The New York Times reports that a classified National Intelligence Estimate attributes that the Iraq War has "helped spawn a new generation of Islamic radicalism and that the overall terrorist threat has grown since the Sept. 11 attacks" and The Nation reports that "the Bush Administration and the Pentagon have moved up the deployment of a major "strike group" of ships, including the nuclear aircraft carrier Eisenhower as well as a cruiser, destroyer, frigate, submarine escort and supply ship, to head for the Persian Gulf, just off Iran's western coast," the Republican Rubber Stamp Congress scurries to retroactively protect Bush and his Administration from any criminal charges they may face from their use of preemptive war, torture, illegal imprisonments, kangaroo courts, and spying on the American people.

What have we come to as a country when we give a president not only the power to "interpret the meaning and application" of the Geneva Convention (putting our own fighting men and women at risk), but the power to interpret every law and bill that Congress creates through his radical and outrageous use of signing statements?

Where does Bush's power end?

How have the terrorists not already won?


From Talking Points Memo:
"Do yourself and your country a favor this morning.

Call up your representative and senators -- Republican or Democrat, it doesn't matter -- and tell them you want the April National Intelligence Estimate ("Trends in Global Terrorism: Implications for the United States") released to the public. Now. Before the election. So the public can know what the White House has been keeping from them."


Blue Gal said...

Those cards are great work. Thanks.

Maria said...

Thank you!