Wednesday, March 04, 2009

How Far Bush Would Have Gone

Apparently, Bush's minions even advised that he would be justified in restricting first amendment rights to fight the dubious war on terror:

In perhaps the most surprising assertion, the Oct. 23, 2001, memo suggested the president could even suspend press freedoms if he concluded it was necessary to wage the war on terror. "First Amendment speech and press rights may also be subordinated to the overriding need to wage war successfully," Yoo wrote in the memo entitled "Authority for Use of Military Force to Combat Terrorist Activity Within the United States."


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