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  •  Congress makes the laws (none)
    Yes, it does. And it has the power to override a presidential veto. It just passed a law making torture of ALL OR ANY U.S. detainees illegal. Congress had the votes to override a veto. But Bush didn't veto it. W. smirked at the camera from the Oval Room, admitted that McCain and Congress had won, did not sign the bill, but took it off to Crawford with him, appended his signing statement saying that he could authorize torture whenever, wherever, and however he pleased, because the Constitution gives him that right as CIC. AND HE CONTINUES TO TORTURE.

    Here is today's question, and it should be the only one in this discussion: Will Alito uphold this signing statement if he is on the SCOTUS? His comments to the Federalist Society in 2002 indicate that he would. His answer to Kyl TODAY indicates that he would. "Right."


    "Outside of a dog, a man's best friend is a book. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read"--Groucho Marx

    by martyc35 on Tue Jan 10, 2006 at 01:31:02 PM PST

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    •  Bush may continue to commit crimes but ... (none)
      ...eventually he may have to answer for them.

      Is he in the wrong? clearly.

      Will he be impeached or called to answer for other high crimes and misdemeanors?

      Lets keep in mind that so far he has successfully thumbed his nose at the penalties of the UCMJ for desertion, stolen one or two elections, been in bed with abramov, rove, delay, cheney, rumsfeld and libby and he just gets up and shakes all those fleas off so who knows?

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