Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Who you callin' accountable?

Bush administration officials have already signaled that, in their view, the president retains his constitutional authority to do whatever it takes to protect the country, regardless of any action Congress takes. At a tense meeting last week with lawyers from a range of private groups active in the wiretapping issue, senior Justice Department officials refused to commit the administration to adhering to the limits laid out in the new legislation and left open the possibility that the president could once again use what they have said in other instances is his constitutional authority to act outside the regulations set by Congress.
-- Concerns Raised On Wider Spying Under New Law,
New York Times,
Aug 19, 2007

We seek an Iran whose government is accountable to its people -- instead of to leaders who promote terror...
-- George Bush,
Aug. 28, 2007

When did the rule of law become "regulations"?


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