Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Outright dictatorship nears
Maybe it hasn't gotten much notice since we all believe he would do this with or without documentation, but in a May 9 "National Security Presidential Directive" bush has given himself total control of the federal government in case of a "catastrophic emergency."

According to a Progressive article by Matthew Rothschild:
The subject of the document is entitled “National Continuity Policy.”
It defines a “catastrophic emergency” as “any incident, regardless of location, that results in extraordinary levels of mass casualties, damage, or disruption severely affecting the U.S. population, infrastructure, environment, economy, or government function.”

This could mean another 9/11, or another Katrina, or a major earthquake in California, I imagine, since it says it would include “localized acts of nature, accidents, and technological or attack-related emergencies.”

I thought after the November elections my rage quotient would not shoot off the charts again until we start bombing Iran but with this news and its lack of attention from our side, along with the dems caving to Mr. 28% on war withdrawal timelines, I'm back in the saddle.

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