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â€œOur constituents have had some concerns about the program for a while,â€ said Pivot lawyer Laura Track, â€œHowever, the expansion of the program by Geoff Plant and the upcoming Olympics has pushed us to try to clarify the rules around private security guard conduct in relation to the homeless.â€
Thus, the dererrence to future presidents who follow the Bush-Cheney tradition of violating all laws and checks on power will be the knowledge that during the administration following Bush-Cheney some bills were passed criminalizing what had always been criminal activity.
For many ersatz and about-to-be-erstwhile Nobama supporters, the power certainly has not been reality. Not without substantial encouragement, progressives slid happily into the glittering swamp of vagueness with nothing to propel them but hope, and conjured up, variously, a Gandhi, a JFK, a Blessed Savior, a Renaissance Black Man, Jack Johnson with a halo.
Now an International Criminal Court prosecutor wants to bring charges against Sudanâ€™s president, Omar al-Bashir, for crimes against humanity and war crimes.
What confidence can we have in a regime that is incapable of differentiating an Assistant US Attorney General from a terrorist?
Let's consider the Hunt Oil story in a little more detail, since it offers a striking example of the larger problem.