27 June 2009

...same as it ever was...

ah, yet another day goes by and our current commander-in-chief continues acting like his predecessor, all the while maintaining his "change" mandate.

from the hill:
(emphasis added)
Obama included a five-paragraph signing statement with the bill, including a final paragraph that outlined his objections to at least four areas of the bill.

President George W. Bush was heavily criticized for his use of signing statements, declaring he'd ignore some elements of legislation by invoking presidential prerogative.

via huffpost:
(emphasis added)

The Obama administration, fearing a battle with Congress that could stall plans to close Guantanamo, has drafted an executive order that would reassert presidential authority to incarcerate terrorism suspects indefinitely, according to three senior government officials with knowledge of White House deliberations.

Such an order would embrace claims by former president George W. Bush that certain people can be detained without trial for long periods under the laws of war. Obama advisers are concerned that bypassing Congress could place the president on weaker footing before the courts and anger key supporters, the officials said.

now, remind me "fierce advocate", why you can't issue an executive order to suspend DADT until it's been fully reviewed and overturned...


Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense:

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