Wednesday, January 18, 2006From American Chronicle:
" If the President is allowed to break the law on wiretapping on his own say-so, then a President can break any other law on his own say-so -- a formula for dictatorship. This is not a theoretical danger: President Bush has recently claimed the right as Commander in Chief to violate the McCain amendment banning torture and degrading treatment of detainees. Nor is the requirement that national security be at stake any safeguard. We saw in Watergate how President Nixon falsely and cynically used that argument to cover up ordinary crimes and political misdeeds.
As a matter of constitutional law, these misdeeds constitute grounds for the impeachment of President Bush and his cronies who have put him up to carrying out these illegal deeds. A President who maintains that he is above the law -- and repeatedly violates the law -- thus commits high crimes and misdemeanors."