Eden Hill Journal

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Friday, January 06, 2006

No Law

It seems that no little law is going to stop President Bush from doing whatever he wants to do with respect to torturing interrogatees:
"The executive branch shall construe section 8104, relating to integration of foreign intelligence information, in a manner consistent with the President's constitutional authority as Commander in Chief, including for the conduct of intelligence operations, and to supervise the unitary executive branch."
At least now we know where the buck stops whenever we hear nightmare stories about US agents torturing prisoners.
Unitary executive branch? There's an interesting term to Google...
Update:
From Wikipedia quoting Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito:
"The Constitution makes the president the head of the executive branch, but it does more than that.... The president has not just some executive powers, but the executive power—the whole thing." (The Wall Street Journal, 5 January 2006, p. 1.)
In other words, "Heil!"

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