With the passage of the reauthorization of the USA Patriot Act, Congress (and the American people) thought that they might be safe from terroism, and terrorists, again. But with a little known administrative function known as a signing statement, Bush once again has proven that america is not safe from Presidential terrorism, in the person of His Highness, Goat Boy.
From the Boston Globe:
"WASHINGTON -- When President Bush signed the reauthorization of the USA Patriot Act this month, he included an addendum saying that he did not feel obliged to obey requirements that he inform Congress about how the FBI was using the act's expanded police powers.
"In the statement, Bush said that he did not consider himself bound to tell Congress how the Patriot Act powers were being used and that, despite the law's requirements, he could withhold the information if he decided that disclosure would ''impair foreign relations, national security, the deliberative process of the executive, or the performance of the executive's constitutional duties."
What to make of this? Well, how about the fact that the Presidnet just flat feels he is the Commander in Chief, we are at war (?) and Congress and the American people can kiss his royal ass?
It doesn't get any plainer than that.