As the end of Bush’s illegal appointment to the Presidency nears, many former and current Bush administration officials are busy trying to rewrite history while trying to justify the many illegal actions they conducted. Vice President Dick Cheney has recently admitted to committing numerous crimes while trying to justify them, and some of his ridiculous assertions are detailed below.
For years the Bush administration has blatantly disregarded the rule of law, oftentimes using the same flawed Nixon-era logic — while illegally expanding presidential powers, which is not surprising since Cheney worked for President Richard Nixon — that whatever the president does, especially during times of war is lawful. Never mind the fact that we’re involved in two wars that were illegally started. Hypocrisy has also played a major role in the Bush administration.
The attacks of 9/11 could have been prevented, but had Bush and his administration not been so complicit in allowing them to happen, all the illegal activities used to fight the “global war on terror” would have been virtually impossible to implement, making it more difficult to ‘justify’ their illegal actions that were planned long before Bush was illegally appointed to the presidency.
As noted by AlterNet, the vaguely defined “global war on terror” served as the catalyst Bush and Cheney felt they needed to assert that the President wields unlimited powers — this ‘war’ is theoretically everywhere and never-ending — meaning that principles of a free republic, with constitutional limits on executive powers, checks and balances and unalienable rights for everyone would be suspended not during a short-term emergency, but would virtually be eliminated forever.