December 4, 2007

More on Bush and our allies

(I posted this originally as an update to the Tuesday roundup but it made that post way too long.)

So now, Bush is worrying the British. Oh well, not that we need allies any longer, right?

Scott Harper has more Bushco insanity.
Continuing its recent spree of criminality in the alleged pursuit of law enforcement, the Bush Justice Department formally advised a British Court last week that it is fully entitled to kidnap foreigners (i.e., Britons) off the street around the world and carry them off to secret prisons. The claim was formerly thought to relate to terrorists. But no longer. Now the Bush Justice Department asserts the right to kidnap anyone it suspects of a crime. The Sunday Times (London) reports

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Oh, and Joe Biden doesn't believe for one instance that Bush didn't find out about the NIE until this last week:
"“Are you telling me a president who is briefed every single morning, who is fixated on Iran, is not told back in August that the tentative conclusion of 16 intelligence agencies in the United States government said they had abandoned their effort for a nuclear weapon in ’03?” Biden said in a conference call with reporters.

“That’s not believable,” Biden added. “I refuse to believe that. If that’s true, he has the most incompetent staff in … modern American history and he’s one of the most incompetent presidents in modern American history.”"
Hmm. Liar or incompetent? Need we choose?