Monday, January 05, 2009

Every time he opens his mouth a fetid evil envelops the planet

Where to begin?

Asked by Schieffer if he believed that anything the president does in time of war is legal, Cheney said there is "historic precedent of taking action that you wouldn't take in peacetime."

Cheney referenced Abraham Lincoln as an example of another president who "suspended the writ of habeus [sic; s/b habeas] corpus" during a war, prompting this exchange:

SCHIEFFER: But nobody thinks that was legal.

CHENEY: Well, no. It certainly was in the sense he wasn't impeached. And it was a wartime measure that he took that I think history says today, yeah, that was probably a good thing to do.

[From Raw Story]

Uh, Dick? The Supreme Court decided that Lincoln's act in revoking habeas corpus was illegal, even unconstitutional. But you wouldn't know the meaning of legal or constitutional if they bit you on your toxic ass. What parallel universe of infinite malignity did you come from?

Oh, and Nancy? Did you notice the mocking implication that everything Cheney and Bush have done is legal because YOU DIDN'T IMPEACH THEM?!!!!!!!!!!!!!


There. I feel better.

[In case anyone is wondering, I made only one resolution this year - one more than I usually make - and being nicer was not it.]

h/t Dependable Renegade

--the BB

1 comment:

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

We will have to sweat over the past maladministration, the war crimes, for many years to come...