Sunday, December 18, 2005

Baby Doc to America: Fuck You

It's not as if we needed any more evidence, but yesterday's admission to high crimes and misdemeanors by Baby Doc raises the level of Bush Maladministration arrogance to a new height, and it ought to fuel the fires of impeachment.

In case you missed it, the little fucker actually admitted, to a national audience on his weekly radio show, that he violated the law and ordered domestic spying on American citizens.

And it's not as if the law is so restraining that he couldn't have gotten the secret court order for the wiretaps. (If you want to look it up, it's the FISA from 1978 -- admittedly a lo-o-ong time ago, but it's still the law of the land).

However, there are certain individuals in the Maladministration who are claiming, with a straight face, that the president does not have to obey any laws he doesn't want to obey (Dick Cheney was one of the original proponents of this theory back when he worked for Tricky Dick, and we all know how that worked out for them).

The way this argument goes, forcing the president to obey a law passed by congress would mean subordination of the executive branch to the legislative branch, and therefore it would be unconstitutional.

Got that? Unconstitutional. I can't fucking believe that there are actually so-called legal experts in constitutional law who would seriously support such a nonsensical interpretation. And none of these renowned scholars can explain away that pesky little clause about "high crimes and misdemeanors" -- if the president is not subject to the law, then there can't be any committing of crimes. Carrying it to its logical extreme, the president could commit murder and get away with it.

Wait a second... Uh-oh. Well, I guess the president can commit murder and get away with it -- 2155 dead Americans, 201 dead coalition force soldiers and 100,000+ dead Iraqis can't be wrong.

Never mind.

3 Comments:

Elizabeth Green said...

I am all for impeaching him--have been ever since he got elected fairly this time. Now that the truth is coming to light, I hope we can clean house of the whole group of them.

Anonymous said...

wasn't it our 5th president who commited murder? Of course they can do it and get away with it... They can do it and get elected they are the Rich peoples poor class.

It was truely justified murder btw, the honor of his wife in a fair duel.

JBlue said...

"Baby Doc." That kills me. Good one.