By the way, if you have AT & T and Verizon phone and service, get rid of it please. There are other options. Go to www.alternet.org and check out their ideas. Or, keep feeding Satan. Up to you.
http://business.verizon.net/News/default.aspx?id=7657419 Go see who runs Verizon. And, of course, you know that there are more Mormons in the CIA and FBI than you care to know about. And while I’m at it, you realize Bush doesn’t give a crap about the environment. He chose former Utah Gov, Mike Leavitt to head the EPA.
Now for the post:
Bush Issues Signing Statement on Defense Act, Waiving Ban on Permanent Iraq Bases
Posted by Amanda Terkel, Think Progress on January 29, 2008 at 2:07 PM.
President Bush yesterday signed the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act after initially rejecting Congress’s first version because it would have allegedly opened the Iraqi government to “expensive lawsuits.”
Even though he forced Congress to change its original bill, Bush’s signature yesterday came with a little-noticed signing statement, claiming that provisions in the law “could inhibit the President’s ability to carry out his constitutional obligations.” CQ reports on the provisions Bush plans to disregard:
One such provision sets up a commission to probe contracting fraud in Iraq and Afghanistan. Another expands protections for whistleblowers who work for government contractors. A third requires that U.S. intelligence agencies promptly respond to congressional requests for documents. And a fourth bars funding for permanent bases in Iraq and for any action that exercises U.S. control over Iraq’s oil money.
In his “Memorandum of Justification” for the waiver, Bush cited his Nov. 26 “Declaration of Principles for a Long-Term Relationship of Cooperation and Friendship” between Iraq and the United States. This agreement has been aggressively opposed by both Republicans and Democrats in Congress as not only unprecedented, but also potentially unconstitutional because it was enacted without the agreement of the legislation branch.
Today on CNN, Rep. Bill Delahunt (D-MA) voiced concern that this declaration may indefinitely commit U.S. troops to fighting Iraq’s civil wars: