Saturday :: Jun 23, 2007

Bush Exempts Himself Also

by Steve

If the president exempts himself and his vice president from accountability and his own rules on protecting classified information, then why should Rahm Emanuel stop at defunding the Office of the Vice President? Why shouldn’t Congress write into law requirements forcing the entire executive branch to abide by secrecy rules, spelling out specific crimes for violations, and append them to the Executive Branch or CIA budget in 2008 and force Bush to veto it?

A universally-distrusted president with a 26% approval rating, who has already allowed his VP and others in his administration to burn intelligence assets and misuse classified information for political purposes has no political capital to tell Congress that he and he alone can be trusted to protect national secrets.

Steve :: 12:33 PM :: Comments (20) :: Digg It!