Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Bush Claims 4th Amendment Immunity

4/4/2008: Hey, guess what boys and girls?! The Bush administration accidentally allowed a rather eye-opening memo get declassified and released to the press! Grab some popcorn and a chair and get comfie!

Titled, "Memorandum for William J. Haynes II, General Counsel of the Department of Defense Re: Military Interrogation of Alien Unlawful Combatants Held Outside the United States" and dated 3/14/2003, Alberto Gonzales' DOJ asserted:

... our Office recently concluded that the Fourth Amendment had no application to domestic military operations.

WOW! Alberto Gonzales, of the Department of Justice of the United States of America, decided all on his own that the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution didn't apply to the military! He felt that the Bill of Rights had some kind of small print that outlined exclusions for the Commander-in-Chief and everyone that works under him. That's AMAZING!

So they're saying that the Fourth Amendment, which expressly forces government entities to obtain warrants before searching your home, property, or private communications, doesn't actually apply to the... wait for it... GOVERNMENT!

This is one of those moments when you have to wonder if there aren't people in our own government that actually hate America and its freedoms and have conspired, at the very highest levels, in their hatred or perhaps just their arrogance, to take away those freedoms. It's scary beyond belief to me that the American people actually re-elected these people to office. Amazing.

How much of this needs to be true before someones ass should be impeached???

CLAIM: "I don't think anybody could have predicted that they would try to use an airplane as a missile, a hijacked airplane as a missile." – National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, 5/16/02

FACT: On August 6, 2001, the President personally "received a one-and-a-half page briefing advising him that Osama bin Laden was capable of a major strike against the US, and that the plot could include the hijacking of an American airplane." In July 2001, the Administration was also told that terrorists had explored using airplanes as missiles. [Source: NBC, 9/10/02; LA Times, 9/27/01]

CLAIM: "Richard Clarke had plenty of opportunities to tell us in the administration that he thought the war on terrorism was moving in the wrong direction and he chose not to." – National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, 3/22/04
FACT: Clarke sent a memo to Rice principals on 1/24/01 marked "urgent" asking for a Cabinet-level meeting to deal with an impending al Qaeda attack. The White House acknowledges this, but says "principals did not need to have a formal meeting to discuss the threat." No meeting occurred until one week before 9/11. [Source: CBS 60 Minutes, 3/24/04; White House Press Release, 3/21/04

CLAIM: "The president launched an aggressive response after 9/11." – National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, 3/22/04
FACT: "In the early days after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the Bush White House cut by nearly two-thirds an emergency request for counterterrorism funds by the FBI, an internal administration budget document shows. The papers show that Ashcroft ranked counterterrorism efforts as a lower priority than his predecessor did, and that he resisted FBI requests for more counterterrorism funding before and immediately after the attacks." [Source: Washington Post, 3/22/04]

CLAIM: "It's not as if anybody believes that Saddam Hussein was without weapons of mass destruction." – National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, 3/18/04

FACT: The Bush Administration's top weapons inspector David Kay "resigned his post in January, saying he did not believe banned stockpiles existed before the invasion" and has urged the Bush Administration to "come clean" about misleading America about the WMD threat. [Source: Chicago Tribune, 3/24/04; UK Guardian, 3/3/04]

Friday, April 18, 2008