Thursday, June 19, 2008

I Vass Only Followink Orders!

This in from Glenn Greenwald:

"In the U.S. now, thanks to the Democratic Congress, we'll have a new law based on the premise that the President has the power to order private actors to break the law, and when he issues such an order, the private actors will be protected from liability of any kind on the ground that the Leader told them to do it -- the very theory that the Nuremberg Trial rejected."

Read about it here. This ought to be the main headline in evey major newspaper. It is a huge event in terms of due process and the rule of law. And as much as some people demonize the Republicans, the Republican-led Congress was able to block this travesty - and the Democrats just waved it on through. Weak, weak, weak.

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