Bush Uses "Fuehrer Principle" To Reject Any Limits On Waging War Or Torturing Prisoners

17 de may de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>Bush Uses "Fuehrer Principle" To Reject Any Limits On Waging War Or Torturing Prisoners</h1><p>May 17 (EIRNS) - President Bush threatened yesterday to veto any amendment that takes a war against Iran off the table (any amendment "to restrict the ability of the United States to deal effectively with threats to regional security posed by Iran"), and to veto any amendment to "micromanage detention of enemy combatants by the U.S." Both claims appear to be based on the "Fuehrer principle"--the leader alone represents the state in times of emergency--used by the Nazis, which principle is frequently asserted in Presidential signing statements.</p><p>Notwithstanding Bush's delusions, Rep. Robert Andrews' (D-N.J.) amendment to the defense authorization bill, to prevent funds authorized in the bill for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars from being used to plan any contingency operations in Iran, narrowly failed to pass the U.S. House last night by a 216-202 vote. Six Republicans voted for the amendment, together with 196 Democrats, including Reps. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.), Ron Paul (R-Tex.) and Walter Jones (R-N.C.).</p></div></body>