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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Bush. George Bush

Agent Double-oh nothing. License to kill.

Chris Floyd points out that the power to kill anyone, anywhere on a whim, which aWol has claimed for five years, is now enshrined in law by the recently passed torture bill.
For the measure sets forth clearly that the designation of an "enemy combatant" is left solely to the executive branch; neither Congress nor the courts have any say in the matter. When this new law is coupled with the existing "Executive Orders" authorizing "lethal force" against arbitrarily designated "enemy combatants," it becomes, quite literally, a license to kill--with the seal of Congressional approval.
You should definitely be shaken AND stirred by this.