Kingdaddy tells it like it is: Like hell he can (declassify any document).
Sample passages (with my emphasis in bold, his in italic):
If you’re shocked, shocked to discover that Cheney wants to stretch Article II, section 2 even further [than warrantless wiretaps and the Gitmo Gulag], you just haven’t been paying attention.
The only surprising development is the absence of mass demonstrations over a clear subversion of the Constitution.
Rather than defending the Constitution that somehow saw them through these national emergencies [past wars and the Cold War], Americans are watching docilely while the Administration says, Because some terrorists got lucky, the Consitution is now whatever we say it is. Or we just ignore it.
Americans should have already been on their guard when, in 2001, Bush broke with centuries of political tradition and Constitutional interpretation in naming Cheney as a virtual “co-President.”
To that last passage, I would add: If Americans were not already on their guard between November 7 and December 12, 2000, it was probably by then already too late.
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