Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Dick Cheney Says The Powers Of The President Are Unlimited.

When it was pointed out to him that the American people did not back the Iraq war, Dick Cheney famously replied, "So?"

He appeared to be arguing that the opinion of the people in a democracy was worthless outside of the electoral cycle and that democracy is really only the means to elect a dictator every four years.

In his recent interview with Fox News he expanded on his Nixonian view of presidential powers and appeared to argue, as Nixon did, that the president is actually above the law.

But, as Cenk points out, Cheney actually believes that the president's powers are limitless and that Congress is powerless to curb his powers.

Cheney doesn't actually believe in democracy at all. And he is rubbing his illegality in people's faces because he doesn't feel that anyone will ever punish him for what he has done. And the chances are that he won't be prosecuted. But, he is establishing a precedent. And, unless he is prosecuted, that precedent will stand. Cheney is saying that what he has done is legal unless someone can take him to court and prove that what he has done was not legal.

That's why it is so important that the Obama administration prosecutes these people.


Ingrid said...

merry christmas Kel..[s]


daveawayfromhome said...

I wish I could say that he's wrong, and he will be prosecuted...

Hope that doesnt ruin your Christmas.

Kel said...

Merry Xmas to both of you! Have a lovely day!