Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Via Wonkette:

Did anyone catch this? Who else is reporting on it?

Bush could bypass new torture ban
Waiver right is reserved
By Charlie Savage, Globe Staff January 4, 2006

WASHINGTON -- When President Bush last week signed the bill outlawing the torture of detainees, he quietly reserved the right to bypass the law under his powers as commander in chief.
After approving the bill last Friday, Bush issued a ''signing statement" -- an official document in which a president lays out his interpretation of a new law -- declaring that he will view the interrogation limits in the context of his broader powers to protect national security. This means Bush believes he can waive the restrictions, the White House and legal specialists said. (Boston Globe)

You have GOT to be kidding me.


At 9:32 PM, Blogger wunelle said...

What a surprise.

At least (as the Onion reported as one of their "top stories" of 2005) there's been no oral sex now in the White House for five years running.


At 9:53 PM, Blogger Beaver said...

Once again, glad I'm canadian.

Thanks for stopping by :)

You're more then welcome to submit any inquiries you have about what I do onto my blog.

Because I discuss my job very openly, I also don't divulge the name of my employer though.

If you wish to email, you're also welcome to post a comment with your email and then to delete it. I'll still get it...

In the meantime, happy new year :)

At 5:48 PM, Blogger JATB said...

Hi, just stumbled across your blog, actually searching for something about hazelnuts. Imagine that. Anyway, I love your blog! And I share your outrage about the torture issue.

Great blog. Keep it up.


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