If this were a dictatorship,
it would be a heck of a lot easier... just so long as I'm the dictator.â€
George Walker Bush, 2000
Was this a really a joke? Back in 2000 many thought so. But was George in jest? Maybe there was more to that remark than bad taste. Maybe it was a private prank on the American people.
That was then, but this is now: Itâ€™s not a joke anymore. Itâ€™s reality.
With the help of three posturing Senators and a spineless, corrupt Congress,
the Military Commissions
Act of 2006 has
been imposed upon the Republic. For those still in the dark, under this
law George W. Bush has the full power not only to decide who is a threat
but also to order his Praetorian Guard to haul the suspect away to whatever
end. Neither courts nor Congress nor citizenry have legal recourse or
protection from the wrath of Emperor George.