Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Joe Lieberman's recipe for an elective dictatorship

The odious Senator Joe Lieberman didn't approve of President Obama releasing the torture memos. He doesn't approve of closing Guantanamo. He doesn't approve of restricting interrogations of people the U.S. takes prisoner to techniques allowed by the Army Field Manual. You see, he says:

...the president can decide what tactics he wants the CIA or the military to use on people we capture, suspects of terrorism.


No, he can't. We have laws and treaties that cover these questions. A President swears to faithfully execute the laws, not make them up to fit his understanding of immediate political necessity.

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