Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Congress abolished; President rules by decree

Bipartisan Group to Speak Out on Detainees -
"A bipartisan group of 200 former government officials, retired generals and religious leaders plans to issue a statement on Wednesday calling for a presidential order to outlaw some interrogation and detention practices used by the Bush administration over the last six years. . . .
"A White House spokesman, Tony Fratto, noted that Mr. Bush last year issued an executive order on interrogation that outlawed torture and other abuses while preserving the C.I.A.’s right to use some coercive interrogation methods. He said Qaeda terrorists should not be treated the same way uniformed soldiers were."

An Executive Order is now necessary to "outlaw" torture, because Congress is no longer the legislature, I guess.

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