Cheney’s Law

I read Bob’s blog “A Fine Line and a Delicate Balance” and was reminded of a show I saw a few months ago on PBS Frontline called Cheney’s Law.

The show talked about Vice President Dick Cheney’s secretive behind closed doors campaign to give George Bush virtually unlimited wartime power and how the Justice Department and White House made a number of controvesial legal decisions in order to do so.

While viewing the show one is confronted with the question, should the president have the power to do everything and anything including torture, wiretapping and spying without congressional approval or judical review to protect the country ? I’m not smart enough to know the answer, but I have to wonder what the framers of the Constitution would thought ?

This show is definitely worth viewing.

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