Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Corrosive Corruption Of Our Constitution, The Rule Of Bush Lawlessness And War Crimes Is Not Going To Vanish With The Inauguration.

The Corrosive Corruption Of Our Constitution, The Rule Of Bush Lawlessness And War Crimes Is Not Going To Vanish With The Inauguration.



Keeping The Picture Clear, The Issues In Focus And The Information Accurate


"The action I am taking is no more than a radical measure to hasten the explosion of truth and justice. I have but one passion: to enlighten those who have been kept in the dark, in the name of humanity which has suffered so much and is entitled to happiness. My fiery protest is simply the cry of my very soul. Let them dare, then, to bring me before a court of law and let the enquiry take place in broad daylight!"

- Emile Zola, J'accuse! (1898) –


US Suspends Munitions Delivery To Israel | Ship's Journey Delayed Amid Fears Cargo Would Be Used In Gaza

"A Radical Revolution Of Values": Dr. King's Most Important Speech

Speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. which is even more relevant today.


Bringing Bush And Cheney To Justice | Pepe Escobar: Where Is The Special Prosecutor?





Why We Have to Look Back

By John Conyers Jr.

Friday, January 16, 2009; Page A19


This week, I released "Reining in the Imperial Presidency," a 486-page report detailing the abuses and excesses of the Bush administration and recommending steps to address them. Arthur Schlesinger Jr. popularized the term "imperial presidency" in the 1970s to describe an executive who had assumed more power than the Constitution allows and circumvented the checks and balances fundamental to our three-branch system of government. Until recently, the Nixon administration seemed to represent a singular embodiment of the idea. Unfortunately, it is clear that the threat of the imperial presidency lives on and, indeed, reached new heights under George W. Bush.


Objections May Delay Clinton (More)


By Jason Leopold
DOJ Watchdog Still Probing Yoo/Bybee Torture Memo
The OPR investigation into a torture memo drafted by the DOJ's Office of Legal Counsel is likely to recommend that the memo's authors, Jay Bybee and John Yoo, be rebuked for the way in which they interpreted a law that formed the basis of the memo, said people involved in the probe, which is being conducted by the agency's director H. Marshall Jarrett.


By Betsy Ross
The Bailout: Political Corruption At It's Finest
Analysis of the true purpose and intent of the 700 billion dollar financial industry bailout.


Some Ask If Bailout Is Unconstitutional
In the NY Times: "While much of the debate over the $700 billion federal bailout plan has focused on whether the money is being spent wisely or well, concerns are growing among many conservatives about its constitutionality. Some conservatives have argued that the law creating the program,... violates constitutional principles that limit the amount of power that lawmakers can delegate to the executive branch."


Today's FISA ruling: a case study in 8 years of lying and ignorance

Glenn Greenwald Radio


Ever since The New York Times, on December 16, 2005, first reported that President Bush ordered spying on Americans without the warrants required by FISA, the clear illegality that was unveiled -- FISA said that X was a felony and Bush admitted to doing X -- was continuously obscured by a combination of deceit on the part of Bush followers and ignorance, sloth and confusion on the part of the media.  Beginning within the first days of the controversy, Bush followers who literally had no idea what they were talking about offered factually false claims and even distorted quotations from the statute to justify what was done.  Today is a perfect example illustrating how completely misinformed and/or deliberately deceitful right-wing advocates inject blatant falsehoods into these debates.  

Earlier today, The New York Times' Eric Lichtblau (one of theNYT reporters who originally broke the NSA story yet often mindlessly recites false Bush claims even on this issuewrote a story which reported that the FISA Court of Review had issued a decision "validating the power of the president and Congress to wiretap international phone calls and intercept e-mail messages without a specific court order."  From start to finish, Lichtblau's description of the ruling was muddled and contradictory, even nonsensical in some places.  

Nonetheless, it was crystal clear even from Lichtblau's poorly written story that the court's ruling had nothing whatsoever to do with whether Bush acted legally or properly when he ordered warrantless eavesdropping on Americans from 2001-2006, when warrantless eavesdropping was a felony under FISA.  To the contrary, as I explained earlier today (here) -- and as Talk Left's Armando and Anonymous Liberal (both lawyers) also detailed --  the FISA court was addressing a totally different and much narrower question:  namely, whether the warrantless eavesdropping which Congress authorized in the 2007 Protect America Act was prohibited by the Fourth Amendment's warrant requirement….. 


David Miliband: 'War On Terror' Was Wrong
The idea of a "war on terror" gave the impression of a unified, transnational enemy, embodied in the figure of Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida. The reality is that the motivations and identities of terrorist groups are disparate. The "war on terror" also implied that the correct response was primarily military. But as General Petraeus said, the coalition could not kill its way out of the problems of insurgency and civil strife.


NABNYC: The 12 Steps To Recovery From The Bush-Cheney Years.
We have spent 8 years with 
Bush and Cheney as national leaders. We have allowed them to use the entire U.S. treasury and military to bully, murder, bomb, rape, pillage, and loot many nations of the world, while terrorizing and ...


The President is Not Above the Law | Civilianism News
Various Congressmen have felt that beginning 
impeachment proceedings against Bush and Cheneywould undermine their political careers more than the Constitution. They are doing the U.S. a big disfavor by ignoring broken laws and changes ...
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Camus Cafe Political Coffee House: We Had Better Stand By One ...
By Ed. Dickau 
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Camus Cafe Political Coffee House: On January 20, The Impeachment ...
By Ed. Dickau 
 Ed. Dickau House Judiciary Committee Decides It's Time To Investigate Bush ... American Chronicle - Beverly Hills,CA,USA The report addresses Bush administration policies that include interrogation ... Impeachment resolutions were ...
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George Galloway "The West has DOUBLE STANDARDS when it comes to Israel"

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