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--Dec. 30, 2005: US interrogators cannot torture prisoners or… - don't let the bastards grind you down.
--Dec. 30, 2005: US interrogators cannot torture prisoners or otherwise subject them to cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment.

Bush's signing statement: The president, as commander in chief, can waive the torture ban if he decides that harsh interrogation techniques will assist in preventing terrorist attacks.

--Dec. 30, 2005: When requested, scientific information ''prepared by government researchers and scientists shall be transmitted [to Congress] uncensored and without delay."

Bush's signing statement: The president can tell researchers to withhold any information from Congress if he decides its disclosure could impair foreign relations, national security, or the workings of the executive branch.

--Dec. 23, 2004: Forbids US troops in Colombia from participating in any combat against rebels, except in cases of self-defense. Caps the number of US troops allowed in Colombia at 800.

Bush's signing statement: Only the president, as commander in chief, can place restrictions on the use of US armed forces, so the executive branch will construe the law ''as advisory in nature."

the president was never meant to have this power. he was meant to control our armed forces, pick ambassadors and such. the only charge the president has in regard to laws is the following:

he shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed,

that's the sum total of the president's executive powers. what's this bullshit about executive powers? good grief.
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careena From: careena Date: May 29th, 2006 04:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
A-fucking-men, brother. I think I might just copy/paste this post.
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