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January 14, 2007

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Administrations are not for trusting. No matter who is in charge.

Pid

Don't worry, Cheney assured us on Fox News Sunday that "this is a legitimate security effort that's been underway for a long time." Thank god we have such considerate protectors.

Actually, I think Cheney was talking about a different surveillance program, so hard to keep up these days!

What Pidgas said.

I'll add that the Bush administration has been a more or less uninterrupted assertion of executive authority, privilege, and power. That, in fact, seems to me to be the core program of this administration. Not conservative economic or social policy, not national security. The program is the extension and consolidation of executive power, per se, for its own sake.

If this change to the Army manual is somehow reversed, they'll think of something else tomorrow. Actually, even if this change is *not* reversed, they will think of something else tomorrow.

This will not end until Bush is no longer President.

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Posse Comitatus, Posse Shmomitatus.

"This will not end until Bush is no longer President."

I regret to say that I think it's very naive to think this will end when Bush is no longer President.

Indeed. And agree with Pidgas on that point as well. Those who support this president in the endeavor should ask themselves how they will feel when these powers are passed on to future administrations. Assuming we're all still alive, of course.

I regret to say that I think it's very naive to think this will end when Bush is no longer President.

I agree, and share your regret. Although I do think Bush has been more overt about it than the average President.

Advantage: Pidgas.

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