Are We Experiencing The Last Days Of Constitutional Rule?
V Dare | March 16, 2007
by Paul Craig Roberts
The Bush administration's greatest success is its ability to escape accountability for its numerous impeachable offenses.
The administration's offenses against US law, the US Constitution, civil liberties, human rights, and the Geneva Conventions, its lies to Congress and the American people, its vote-rigging scandals, its sweetheart no-bid contracts to favored firms, its political firing of Republican US Attorneys, its practice of kidnapping and torturing people in foreign hellholes, and its persecution of whistle blowers are altogether so vast that it is a major undertaking just to list them all.
Bush admits that he violated the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and spied on US citizens without warrants, a felony under the Act. Bush has shown total disrespect for civil liberty and the Constitution and has suffered rebukes from the Supreme Count. The evidence is overwhelming that the Bush administration manufactured false "intelligence" to justify military aggression against Iraq. The Halliburton contract scandals are notorious, as is the use of electronic voting machines programmed to miscount the actual vote.
The chief-of-staff to Vice President Cheney has been convicted for obstructing justice in the outing of a covert CIA officer. Proof of torture is overwhelming, and the Bush administration has even had the temerity to have permissive legislation passed after the fact that permits it to continue to torture "detainees." The Sibel Edmonds and other whistle blower cases are well known. The Senate Judiciary Committee has just issued subpoenas to Justice (sic) Dept. officials involved in the scandalous removal of US Attorneys who refused to be politicized.
Yet the Democrats have taken impeachment "off the table." Many Democrats and Republicans and a great many Christians can contemplate illegal military aggression against Iran, but not the impeachment of the greatest criminal administration in US history. Far from being scandalized by what the entire world views as an unjust invasion and occupation of Iraq by the US, leading Democratic and Republican candidates for the 2008 presidential nomination rushed to inform the Israel Lobby, AIPAC, that they, if elected, will keep US troops in Iraq.
The previous occupant of the White House could not escape being impeached by the House of Representatives for lying about a consensual Oval Office sexual affair. President Nixon and his vice president, a saintly pair compared to Bush-Cheney, were both driven from office for offenses that are inconsequential by comparison. Liberals branded Ronald Reagan the "Teflon President," but the neoconservatives' Iran-Contra scandal was a mere dress rehearsal for their machinations in the Bush regime.
What explains Bush-Cheney invulnerability to accountability?
Perhaps the answer is that Bush has desensitized us. Like kids desensitized to violence by violent video games and movies and pornography addicts desensitized to sex, we have become desensitized by the avalanche of Bush-Cheney crimes, lies, and disdain for Congress, courts, and public opinion.
Our elected representatives, if not the American people, now regard as normal such heinous actions as war crimes, the rape of the Constitution, self-serving use of government office, and the constant stream of lies and propaganda from the highest offices of the executive branch.
Perhaps that is what disillusioned foreigners, who once looked with hope to America, mean when they say that America does not exist anymore.
If the notion has departed that the highest political offices in the land are supposed to be occupied by people who are honest and faithful to their oath to the Constitution, then we are far advanced on the road to tyranny.
In future history books, will Bush-Cheney mark the transition of the United States from constitutional rule to the unaccountable rule of the unitary executive who cancels out Congress with signing statements and silences critics with the police state means that are now part of the US legal code?
Comment by webmaster of Jesus-is-Savior.com...
Paul Roberts has it correct, "The Bush administration's greatest success is its ability to escape accountability for its numerous impeachable offenses." Congress ought to arrest President Bush and his accomplices for treason, theft of taxpayer money, conspiracy against the American people, mass murder, lying, license, obstruction of justice, falsification of evidence, aiding and abetting terrorists, and for betraying an oath of office to uphold the U.S. Constitution!!! Benedict Arnold is a national hero compared to George W. Bush.
I will criticize anyone who causes the deaths of tens-of-thousands of innocent people. Oh, excuse me, the death toll is now at 655,000!!! Scratch that, the death toll is now at 1,366,350 as of late 2009! When will the killing stop? President Obama has sent 80,000 more troops into Afghanistan and Iraq since being sword into office, after promising to bring the troops home while campaigning. Obama lied. In fact, he lied about dozens of things, many of which are documented in this shocking film . . .
THE OBAMA DECEPTION
America's youth have been sent off to die needlessly by the thousands. For those who aren't killed in the battle, they'll return home with all sorts of illnesses due to the horrifying consequence of DU (Depleted Uranium). It was all a war based upon lies and fraud, just as The Gulf of Tonkin incident that fraudulently involved the U.S. into Vietnam, and FDR's fraudulent Pearl Harbor attacked, which he caused, to involve the U.S. in WW2. Every major war since The Revolutionary War has been started, financed and nurtured by the international banking Cartel, i.e., the Banksters. Please read PAWNS IN THE GAME by William Guy Carr to learn about it.
Dangers of Depleted Uranium
Evils of the Iraqi Invasion
The Iraqi People Are Worse Off
www.gulfwarvets.com (It's beyond treason. The U.S. Government's Long History of Experimenting
On Military Troops and Their Own Documents That Prove It.)
Alex Jones interviews top military doctor on Depleted Uranium (You'll probably lose sleep tonight):
Depleted Uranium Part 1
Depleted Uranium Part 2
Depleted Uranium Part 3