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Thread #62901   Message #1655800
Posted By: Amos
25-Jan-06 - 10:54 PM
Thread Name: BS: Popular Views of the Bush Administration
Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views of the Bush Administration
A remark from a correspondent:

        ``In defending this secret spying on Americans, Bush said that
        he relied on his constitutional powers (Article 2) and the joint
        resolution passed by Congress after 9/11 that led to the war in
        Iraq. This rationale was spelled out in a memo written by John Yoo,
        a White House attorney, less than two weeks after the attacks of
        9/11. It's a dense read and a terrifying piece of legal contortionism,
        but it basically says that the president has unlimited powers to
        fight terrorism. He can spy on anyone, arrest anyone, and kidnap
        anyone and ship him to another country ... merely on the suspicion
        that he might be a terrorist. And according to the memo, this power
        lasts until there is no more terrorism in the world.''