Will Bush Impose Martial Law?
I’m gonna jump into this one. Bush has denied a request by Congressman Peter DeFazio of the Homeland Security Committee to review new documents that outline the White House’s authority and response to any future terrorist attacks.
Ok, we all know that. Libby Spencer, blogging over at News Hog, speculated that Bush might even suspend the 2008 election in order to stay in power if such an event occurred.
Jason Steck came back with a scathing attack on Libby for her “breathless speculations” and listed all of the reasons why even hinting at such a scenario is ridiculous. Daily Kos backed him up and warned bloggers about posting irresponsible and ugly news items. Huh?
Well, here’s my 2 cents worth. Given the criminal history of this administration, I would not be the least bit surprised if Bush invited or invented another terrorist emergency just before the elections and used that as an excuse to take extraordinary action. That action might easily include suspending the elections, at least temporarily. He might spin some lying crap to boost the chances of the Repub nominee. Or both. Or invade Iran. Or all of the above. He is most probably insane, definitely dangerous and capable of anything.
And Steck thinks the military is going to stop him? HA HA. That is funny! No matter how they might gripe and complain, war validates the military. And he is the Commander in Chief.
He has already broken the law so many times and lied so often that I am really surprised that Steck and Kos can’t see the possibilities. He invaded a sovereign nation for no good reason for God’s sake!
He suspended habeus corpus, he had disregarded the Geneva Convention, he has sanctioned secret flights over other countries to secret prisons for the purpose of secret torture and interrogations. And for what? To protect you from terrorists? Jesus! Wake up. You need much more protection from the teenage gang down the street than you do from terrorists.
As far as Kos, he should know better than to make a blanket statement about what Bush is capable of. As Libby said, those arguments might apply to a normal executive administration. But this one is anything but normal.
And Libby, you don’t have to give up your respectability for freedom or anything else. Everytime these pundits open their ignorant mouths they make us look more respectable, not less.