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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

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Dangers of a Cornered George Bush

By Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity & Dr. Justin Frank
July 27, 2007

Editor’s Note: As the nation and the world face 18 more months of George W. Bush’s presidency, a chilling prospect is that Bush – confronted with more defeats and reversals – might just “lose it” and undertake even more reckless military adventures.

In this special memorandum, the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) collaborated with psychiatrist Justin Frank, author of Bush on the Couch, to assess the potential dangers and possible countermeasures available to constrain Bush:

Recent events have put a great deal more pressure on President George W. Bush, who has shown little regard for the constitutional system bequeathed to us by the Founders. Having bragged about being commander in chief of the “first war of the 21st century,” one he began under false pretenses, success in Iraq is now a pipedream.

The full article, very revealing, may be found at cornered rat?

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The Threat Of Martial Law Is Real

By Dave Lindorff

07/27/07 "
ICH" -- -- The looming collapse of the US military in Iraq, of which a number of generals and former generals, including former Chief of Staff Colin Powell, have warned, is happening none too soon, as it my be the best hope for preventing military rule here at home.

From the looks of things, the Bush/Cheney regime has been working assiduously to pave the way for a declaration of military rule, such that at this point it really lacks only the pretext to trigger a suspension of Constitutional government. They have done this with the active support of Democrats in Congress, though most of the heavy lifting was done by the last, Republican-led Congress.

The first step, or course, was the first Authorization for Use of Military Force, passed in September 2001, which the president has subsequently used to claim-improperly, but so what? -that the whole world, including the US, is a battlefield in a so-called "War" on Terror, and that he has extra-Constitutional unitary executive powers to ignore laws passed by Congress. As constitutional scholar and former Reagan-era associate deputy attorney general Bruce Fein observes, that one claim, that the US is itself a battlefield, is enough to allow this or some future president to declare martial law, "since you can always declare martial law on a battlefield. All he'd need would be a pretext, like another terrorist attack inside the U.S."

For the full report, click on to laws in place for martial law at "Decider's" whim

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And if that isn't enough to torque your jaws, check this out:

Will Cheney Run for President?

Faiz Shakir: A New York Sun editorial suggests that Cheney may look at the weak Republican '08 field and see an opening.
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This post, written by Faiz Shakir, originally appeared on Think Progress

In April, the New York Sun published an editorial entitled "Cheney's Chance," encouraging the Vice President to jump into the presidential race. The Sun argued that having a "defender on the campaign trail" would boost Bush's approval ratings.

In a review of Stephen Hayes' new biography of Cheney, Ira Stoll -- the editor of the Sun -- recycles his plea. Stoll writes that he believes the Hayes book is part of an effort by Cheney to drum up support for a potential campaign run:

The book quotes Senator McCain as saying, "Dick doesn't like campaigning." Nothing in the Hayes book suggests that Mr. Cheney is about to do it -- except for that the vice president spent nearly 30 hours cooperating with the author and apparently gave the okay for many of his friends and colleagues to grant similar access. The Richard Cheney described in this book isn't vain enough to do that simply for his reputation in history. My own guess -- okay, hope -- is that Mr. Cheney has taken a look at the Republican presidential field and sees an opening. If Iowa and New Hampshire Republicans start receiving copies of "Cheney" in their mailboxes, Mr. Cheney's popularity may yet begin to climb.

Stoll acknowledges that his previous editorial calling for Cheney to run "was widely mocked." Apparently, once wasn't enough.

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COMMENTS:

Daniel said...

With posts like these, Worried, soon I'll be called Worried too! It's scary stuff.

If Adolph Bush and Joseph Cheney join together the outcome for the world...well, there'll be no outcome other than a lifeless nuclear wasteland!

Commiserations from Down Under!

P.S. And don't read my latest post! You've been warned.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007 2:38:00 AM

Worried American said...

Daniel: Although I don't have time to check out my favorite bloggers every day (and don't always comment when I do), I DO check in and always scroll down to see what I've missed.
Now, Daniel, you KNOW that piqueing a woman's curiosity will assure that she'll do exactly what you told her not to do! I WILL check out the post, and I accept your warning.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007 11:02:00 AM


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  • At Wednesday, August 08, 2007 2:38:00 AM , Blogger Daniel said...

    With posts like these, Worried, soon I'll be called Worried too! It's scary stuff.

    If Adolph Bush and Joseph Cheney join together the outcome for the world...well, there'll be no outcome other than a lifeless nuclear wasteland!

    Commiserations from Down Under!

    P.S. And don't read my latest post! You've been warned.

     
  • At Wednesday, August 08, 2007 11:02:00 AM , Blogger Worried American said...

    Daniel: Although I don't have time to check out my favorite bloggers every day (and don't always comment when I do), I DO check in and always scroll down to see what I've missed.
    Now, Daniel, you KNOW that piqueing a woman's curiosity will assure that she'll do exactly what you told her not to do! I WILL check out the post, and I accept your warning.

     

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