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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Somewhat Shorter Max Boot

From the Los Angeles Times:

If the President of These United States does not have the unfettered right to abrogate any law whatsoever in the interest of the national defense, then we are doomed, people. Doomed, I say. DOOMED!

Or we could do what the Constitution requires and have Congress and modify the laws as needed.

One of the two.

What?

Update: Political Animal has a more reasoned response, including:

Superhawks always claim their programs are vital to American security, and they almost always turn out to be wrong. We didn't need to intern Japanese-Americans during World War II, we didn't need Joe McCarthy's theatrics during the Cold War, and we didn't need COINTELPRO during the Vietnam War. And when the Church Committee outlawed the most egregious of our intelligence abuses in the 70s, guess what happened?

The Soviet Union disintegrated a decade later.

December 21, 2005 at 11:18 AM | Permalink

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