Sunday, June 24, 2007

All Dick, all the time

Vice President Dick Cheney has once again become the lightening rod for the Bush Administration, as noted by this Washington Post story:

"Democratic senators on Sunday chided Vice President Dick Cheney for declaring his office exempt from sections of a presidential order involving matters of national security. Republicans, more cautiously, said the matter deserves review. At issue is a requirement that executive branch offices provide data on how much material they classify and declassify. That information is to be provided to the Information Security Oversight Office at The National Archives..."

Click here to read more about President George Bush's impeachment insurance.

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Update: The Washington Post is also examining Cheneyis role in the Bush administration in a four-part series by Barton Gellman and Jo Becker, “Angler} The Cheney Vice Presidency” .

“...Cheney's proposal had become a military order from the commander in chief. Foreign terrorism suspects held by the United States were stripped of access to any court -- civilian or military, domestic or foreign. They could be confined indefinitely without charges and would be tried, if at all, in closed "military commissions."

“‘What the hell just happened?’ Secretary of State Colin L. Powell demanded, a witness said, when CNN announced the order that evening, Nov. 13, 2001. National security adviser Condoleezza Rice, incensed, sent an aide to find out. Even witnesses to the Oval Office signing said they did not know the vice president had played any part.”

Click here to read part one, “A Different Understanding With the President.”

Click here to read part two, “Pushing the Envelope on Presidential Power.”

Click here to read part three, “A Strong Push from Backstage ”

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cheney acts as if he is above the law.

Dick Cheney is the power behind the throne. Of course, he and Bush believe they are exempt from Presidential Executive Orders.

Still, Presidential Executive Orders during the War on Terror can be used by the executive branch to further destroy the Constitution and our liberties.

Read the Final Presidential Executive Order from the online book, "The Swiss Preserve Solution" at http:// www.swissconfederationinstitute.com/swisspreserve14.htm

F.T. Rea said...

Cheney is so over-the-top with his snarling chickenhawk style that he seems more like a heavy in a TV series about politics than a real person.