Thursday, September 14, 2006
Holy Cow, Powell Slams Bush!
The White House is finding themselves more and more in a pickle over their past illegal activities.
Three brave Republican senators by way of Sens. John Warner, John McCain and Lindsey Graham have refused to cave in to Bush's demand that he be given unrestricted power to "spy on, imprison and interrogate terrorism suspects." Or anybody else he wants since he's demanding total control with no judicial oversight.
So far the administration has tried to frame the issue as the good guys fighting the 'enemy,' us against them -- be it terrorists, recalcitrant Democratic legislators who just don't get it or any person who disagrees with their un-Constitutional legal posturing.
But hold the presses! Colin Power has at long last verbalized his thoughts on the subject through a letter. No more Mr. Nice Guy -- or loyal and faithful soldier.
The New York Times reports:
Jolly, jolly jolly! There really is a tooth fairy, or at least a few brave souls who place the Constitution over partisan politics.
Bush's former secretary of state, Colin Powell, endorsed efforts to block the president's plan.
Powell lent his support to three Republican senators Thursday saying that Congress must not pass Bush's proposal to redefine U.S. compliance with the Geneva Conventions, a treaty that sets international standards for the treatment of prisoners of war.
Powell sent a letter to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., one of the Republican lawmakers seeking limits to legislation on interrogations, in the latest sign of GOP division over White House security.
Our fear mongering president is in deep 'macaca,' as his good friend George Allen might say. Without amnesty for past misdeeds, look for this neocon gang to end up in total disgrace for posterity -- or worst -- in prison.
For now, that list of hawks and GOPers aiding and abetting terrorists according to King George is sure growing longer and longer!
Howling Latina wonders if Powell is a little peeved at White House lapdogs trying to scapegoat and smear his good pal Richard Armitage; or maybe he's giving his likeminded former peer, James Webb, political cover for this coming Sunday's "Meet the Press" where Allen is likely to try to frame any objections by Webb to Dubya's illegal shenanigans as "giving comfort to the enemy," having a Hollywood mindset and not up to snuff on the goings-on of the "real" world.
Oh yea, Bush and his cronies got it but good.