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Is America Ensnared in an Endless War?

Corbett_ Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 12:46 PM
Eddie: So, in direct contravention to the US Constitution, we are to outlaw a religion? We are to deny freedom of religion and then decide that we will not have commerce with any country that does likewise? As for foreign aid, I would agree that we should eliminate it entirely for everyone. But the rest of your idea needs some work.
"When the president does it, that means that it is not illegal."

So said Richard Nixon in his interviews with David Frost. Nixon was talking about wiretaps and surreptitious entries to protect lives and safeguard national security in a violent and anarchic war decade.

The Nixon haters pronounced themselves morally sickened.

Fast forward to our new century. For, since 9/11, we have heard rather more extravagant claims by American presidents.

Under George W. Bush, it was presidential authority to waterboard, torture, rendition and hold enemy aliens in indefinite detention at Guantanamo.

Under Barack Obama, we don't have a Nixon "enemies list"...