Bush throws out 5th Amendment

Nope. That’s not a joke. From Texas Kaos:

‘I know some of you are questioning if we even have a Constitution left but as long as Congress continues to remember its role to check executive authority, yes we do still have a Constitution. We just don’t have the Fifth Amendment anymore which is part of the whole pesky Bill of Rights. You think I’m joking, right? Well, in George Bush’s world everything can be a joke – but the joke itself.
Bush issued an executive order on July 17th which gives the Secretary of Treasury the right to seize the property and accounts of any person or group who (are you ready?) “threatens the security of Iraq”‘

Read more at TexasKaos
And from the horse’s mouth itself:

‘By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, as amended (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.)(IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.)(NEA), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code,
I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, find that, due to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by acts of violence threatening the peace and stability of Iraq and undermining efforts to promote economic reconstruction and political reform in Iraq and to provide humanitarian assistance to the Iraqi people, it is in the interests of the United States to take additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13303 of May 22, 2003, and expanded in Executive Order 13315 of August 28, 2003, and relied upon for additional steps taken in Executive Order 13350 of July 29, 2004, and Executive Order 13364 of November 29, 2004. I hereby order…’

Read more at the White House.
So. Have Sky News or CNN reported this? Has the BBC? Has Fox? Have they fu…
(thanks to Dav for sending the story on)

Damien DeBarra was born in the late 20th century and grew up in Dublin, Ireland. He now lives in London, England where he shares a house with four laptops, three bikes and a large collection of chairs.