Thursday, December 29, 2005

More Bushie Power Consolidation

Bushie signed an executive order changing the power structure in the Pentagon. He demoted the chiefs of the armed forces and put intelligence loyalists in higher succession positions.

These little noticed and little talked about moves help him consolidate power. On top of the secret wiretaps of American citizens and his efforts to hide these illegal activities from Congress, I think we all should be very concerned. There is a very thin line that is now separating us from an autocratic president - one could easily argue we are already there.

We are still three years away, but I suspect that somehow Bushie will try to extend his presidency. Remember before the last election there was a plan in place to push off the election if there was a terrorist attack? I wouldn't be surprised if Bushie actually tries to do it the next election.

Day 1569!

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