Thursday, February 22, 2007

Commander in Chief

forelle:
I began to wonder yesterday about the genesis of the head of state becoming commander in chief -- see Wikipedia article

And I have learned a few things:
  • george washington and james madison actually appeared in a theatre of combat as president (without a plastic turkey)
  • rumsfeld did away with actual military CINCs in 1992
  • the powers of THE CINC are moot
  • and the war on terror (while not a real war) has been used by bushco to declare invented powers of the oval orifice
See the subhead of the above Wikipedia article on The United States

3 comments:

Jim said...

Are there any websites where someone has attempted to catalog the new laws fostered by bushco?

kilgore forelle said...

Ah hell. This will probably get us first.

Super Volcano in Yellowstone Park

kilgore forelle said...

Power Surge: The Constitutional Record of George W. Bush by Gene Healy and Timothy Lynch

Synopsis

Complete White Paper (PDF)