Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Bush Grants Pardon ... to Himself

According to Elizabeth Holtzman, former U.S. congresswoman from New York and co-author of the special prosecutor law enacted in the midst of Watergate,President Bush has just signed his own pardon.
The bill countenances abuse of detainees in defiance of the Geneva Conventions and the country's past moral values and it suspends habeas corpus in defiance of the constitution. As bad as these features is the bill's grant of a pardon to President Bush and his top Cabinet officials for any crimes they may have committed under the War Crimes Act of 1996.

When a president violates the country's criminal laws and then gets a secret grant of immunity for those crimes, he makes a mockery of the rule of law. Then all lawlessness is permissible.
Read her entire statement here.