Friday, July 11, 2008

Is your life worth more than it was five years ago?

Actually, no.

Meanwhile, the Bush administration continues to demonstrate that it holds democracy, the Constitution, Rule of Law and everything this nation is supposed to stand for in contempt.

By the way, Philippe Sands points out in Torture Team that the reasoning seen in that link is similar to the reasoning Nazi legal theorists gave for abrogating the rule of law in Germany (e.g a new situation has created a new paradigm which renders previous law obsolete.)

Of course, that's not surprising, given how much John Yoo sounds like Carl Schmitt.

Update: This Washington Post article is a detailed examination of the process by which the Bush administration fought the EPA in order to avoid at all costs doing anything to ameliorate the risk that greenhouse gases pose to America (and the world). As always, the interests of the administration's energy industry friends comes before and at the expense of the rest of the country.

Ah, memories. Remember back in 2000 when George W. Bush sold himself as the honest Washington outsider and Al Gore as the serial liar Beltway corrupted politician? And do you also remember Bush pledging to regulate CO2 emissions on the campaign trail?

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