Constitution? What Constitution?
I just stumbled across Scott Horton’s article in Harpers discussing the the John Yoo memos crafted to “enhance” the power of the George W. Bush presidency. Where by enhance I of course mean “grant dictatorial powers to” by, among other things, repealing age-old nuggets like the Posse Comitatus Act.
The included MSNBS video is particularly interesting:
So to sum up my understanding thus far: For eight years we’ve harbored a questionably elected president, one who launched the country into an illegal war — a war founded entirely on fabricated evidence and funded with borrowed recession dollars — who then parlayed his concocted, ongoing international wartime crisis into an excuse to apply philosophical jujitsu to an already tattered Constitution.