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NYT, 5 Years Late: "Becoming Clear That BushCo.'s Response To Terror is A Power Grab."

so they admit it, now? After they've been ANTHRAXED?!?? What about Judy Miller, the runup to illegal Iraq invasion?


(of course, their opening statement below refers to one of the results being: "a less effective war on terror" so there's really nothing new here at all... I mean, when has the "war on terror" EVER BEEN "effective"??!??!???)
The Real Agenda

Published: July 16, 2006
 link to www.nytimes.com

It is only now, nearly five years after Sept. 11, that the full picture of the Bush administration's response to the terror attacks is becoming clear. Much of it, we can see now, had far less to do with fighting Osama bin Laden than with expanding presidential power.

Over and over again, the same pattern emerges: Given a choice between following the rules or carving out some unprecedented executive power, the White House always shrugged off the legal constraints. Even when the only challenge was to get required approval from an ever-cooperative Congress, the president and his staff preferred to go it alone. While no one questions the determination of the White House to fight terrorism, the methods this administration has used to do it have been shaped by another, perverse determination: never to consult, never to ask and always to fight against any constraint on the executive branch.

One result has been a frayed democratic fabric in a country founded on a constitutional system of checks and balances. Another has been a less effective war on terror.
Bush Bashing for Dollars 16.Jul.2006 21:47

Converse Murdoch umlaut@idir.net

Evidently Bush is so despised that it's good for sales to trash him. I get junk e-mail with anti-Bush titles to get you to read it and they're just trying to sell pills or watches. The N.Y. Times is just another business that has a product to sell.

They're criticising Bush for lessening the effectiveness of the war on terrorism !? Gosh, that's really awful. They criticize the Prez while promoting his scam. This is like complaining that Hitler's personal power grab slowed down the invasion of Poland. The N.Y. Times is still playing cheerleader for Bush's bogus war on terrorism.