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26 June 2008 @ 06:35 pm
"A senior Democratic statesman took to the Senate floor yesterday and delivered a jeremiad against President Bush and his lawlessness the likes of which I'm not sure we've ever heard there before.

"What set off Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) was the warrantless surveillance bill sent over from the House this week and seemingly assured of passage in the Senate. The bill significantly broadens Bush's spying powers and essentially guarantees civil-lawsuit immunity for the telecommunications companies that cooperated in earlier surveillance efforts.

"But to Dodd, it's just the latest indignity from a president who has come to expect a corrupted political system to jettison the rule of law on his say-so.

"'Retroactive immunity is on the table today; but also at issue is the entire ideology that justifies it, the same ideology that defends torture and executive lawlessness.'"

(More here.)

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trebleclefishkabitz on June 27th, 2008 03:00 pm (UTC)
Remember the Star Trek episode where Captain Kirk was explaining to a young trainee how he had passed his final exam? Whatever it was he had to do, it was an impossible and unsolvable task ... so, to pass the test, he simply changed the rules. America has had 8 years of rule changing under this win-at-any-cost administration. We can only imagine what they'll stoop to in these last few months of power. Sad.
PMMJ: TVcheetahmaster on June 27th, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC)