Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Right Wingers Falsify History to Justify Bush Crimes

The willingness of many so-called conservatives to make excuses for the Bush Administration, regardless of the degree to which he tramples upon the Constitution, and regardless of the crimes he commits, appears to have no limits.

In the past week, as an example of either his arrogance or stupidity, George Bush became the first President to admit to committing an impeachable offense. The right wing apologists are trying to excuse Bush’s acts by claiming Clinton and Carter committed similar offenses.

There are two problems with this argument. First, even if Clinton or Carter did violate civil liberties, this would not justify the same by Bush. Secondly, their claims are incorrect, as Think Progress has documented. Bush is unique in authorizing such wire taps on American citizens, for ignoring legally required oversight, and for exercising emergency powers for an extended period of time.


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