Tuesday, March 16, 2010

It's like the Pot Calling the Kettle a Liar

(Cross-posted at Vim and Vinegar) One of the key terms I remember from the Bush Administration was the phrase "Cowboy Diplomacy." President Bush had a penchant for acting in an extra-Constitutional manner, to wit - the 4th Amendment violations, the enemies lists, denying entry to public gatherings, the denial of habeas corpus to our detainees, the violation of Common Article III of the Geneva Conventions (Treaties are "Supreme Law of the Land," hence Constitutional), et cetera.

The man referred to as "Bush's Brain" recently criticized President Obama (Surprise - a Republican who determines that whatever a Democratic President does is wrong simply because there's a D next to his name) for the handling of affairs in Israel. Bush's Brain said: "We saw it in Honduras. Where rather than monitoring the situation, they let a cowboy president try to act in an extra-constitutional way to violate a fundamental principle in the Constitution, without having done their homework in advance."(Source: thinkprogress.org)

Apparently, it's wrong to act in an extra-Constituional manner, and "cowboy presidents" need to be monitored. Strange that this premise was rejected outright for our own "cowboy" president...

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