Bush Signs off on Homicide (video; Action Alert)

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Regarding high level White House meetings where the Bush administration’s “Enhanced Interrogation (aka illegal torture) Program” was not just discussed, but actually orchestrated in detail, the Pretender-in-Chief said the following last Friday (4/11/08):

“And yes, I’m aware our national security team met on this issue. And I approved.”

He also said:
“I told the country we did that. And I also told them it was legal. We had legal opinions that enabled us to do it.”

Boy, wouldn’t it be nice if us common folk could skirt the law by simply getting a lawyer friend to give us a “legal opinion” that said we could do whatever the hell we wanted?

NOBODY IS ABOVE THE LAW. NOT EVEN THE PRESIDENT.

Call your reps and DEMAND impeachment. Call the Capitol switchboard:
202-224-3121

Ask to be connected to your rep’s office. If you don’t know who your reps are, just tell the operator where you live and they will connect you.

Tell your reps THEY HAVE NO CHOICE. The President of the United States has publicly admitted to signing off on torture, which is specifically prohibited by the Constitution (8th Amendment) that he swore to preserve, protect and defend.

They MUST impeach and remove these criminals. Unless, of course, they have no problem being seen for the rest of history as willing enablers of tyranny.

And be sure to check out the series of articles at Daily Kos about detainee deaths in U.S. custody:
http://bewert.dailykos.com

see

Hardball: McCain Allowed to Punt on Torture Issue

Torture: Impeachment or Complicity? With Graphic Photos (video; over 18 only)

Cheney, Torture & the Chance to Restore the Rule of Law By John Nichols

Too Much of Nothing: Crime Without Punishment, War Without End by Chris Floyd

John Yoo: Spearhead or scapegoat? By Glenn Greenwald

Activism: Appoint a Special Prosecutor!

Sources: Top Bush Advisors Approved ‘Enhanced Interrogation’

John Yoo-4th Amendment-Torture

Hardball: McCain Allowed to Punt on Torture Issue

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During Hardball’s College tour with John McCain, Matthews asks McCain how he is different from George Bush, and one way McCain says he is different is on the issue of torture. McCain is allowed to say that we should never torture people again, thus admitting Bush has tortured, and although not shown in the clip, there is no follow up from Matthews about Bush’s signing statement saying he can torture anyway, and McCain’s silence on the issue.

Mini-Doocy Plays Hardball

How the hell does Steve Doocy from Fox News’ kid end up as one of the questioners on Hardball asking if Hillary is hitting the sauce or not? Here’s Mini-Doocy in action asking a “fair and balanced” question of John McCain during Hardball’s College tour in PA.

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Torture: Impeachment or Complicity? With Graphic Photos (video; over 18 only)

Cheney, Torture & the Chance to Restore the Rule of Law By John Nichols

Too Much of Nothing: Crime Without Punishment, War Without End by Chris Floyd

John Yoo: Spearhead or scapegoat? By Glenn Greenwald

Activism: Appoint a Special Prosecutor!

Sources: Top Bush Advisors Approved ‘Enhanced Interrogation’

John Yoo-4th Amendment-Torture

Tax Protest Puts “Me” Over “We” (video)

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Many times I’ve said the same thing, Libertarians/Republicans/Capitalists = me, Socialists = we.  ~ Lo

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If you consider yourself middle class, then you probably have a right to be upset about taxes. In Minnesota, when you include all local, state and federal taxes, you pay a higher proportion of your income in taxes than those who make more than $400,000 a year. And those who are poor pay a rate nearly twice as high as the rich.

The culprits for this disparity: a decade of tax cuts for the rich based upon the false belief that they trickle down to the rest of the economy, and tax hikes on the middle class and poor in the form of property taxes, or disguised as fees.

At a time when our economy, quality of life and infrastructure are declining, protesters and Republican Congressional Representatives are calling for even more tax cuts. Growth and Justice’s Angela Eilers says the protesters are a vocal minority who are putting “me” over “we.”

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NOW: Taxing the Poor (video link)

The War on Greed starring Larry the Loophole (video)