A White House press release, Sept. 5:
Notice: Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Certain Terrorist Attacks
Consistent with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency I declared on September 14, 2001, in Proclamation 7463, with respect to the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, New York, New York, the Pentagon, and aboard United Airlines flight 93, and the continuing and immediate threat of further attacks on the United States.
Because the terrorist threat continues, the national emergency declared on September 14, 2001, and the measures adopted to deal with that emergency must continue in effect beyond September 14, 2006. Therefore, I am continuing in effect for an additional year the national emergency I declared on September 14, 2001, with respect to the terrorist threat.
This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
September 5, 2006.
See also WW4 REPORT #44.
See our last posts on politics of the GWOT.
Bush loves Osama
One needn’t resport to any conspiracy theories to note the continued usefulness of Osmama bin Laden to George W. Bush. From Newsday, Sept. 6 (emphasis added):
And note that the supposed Democratic opposition like Kerry can only respond by baiting Bush as insufficiently bellicose.
The case for impeachment
From the “Impeach the President” page at the website of the National Lawyers Guild, Chicago Chaper:
The Impeachable Offenses:
I. Conspiracy to Defraud Congress & the American People:
Lying to Congress & the American people about the reasons for the Iraq war; exceeding Presidential authority in violation of Article II of the Constitution and the War Powers Act
A. Lying about the urgency of the threat from Iraq
B. Lying about the Iraq-al Qaeda connection
C. Lying about the status of Iraq’s nuclear program
D. Lying about uranium from Niger
E. Lying about aluminum tubes
F. Lying about chemical & biological weapons
G. Lying about unmanned aerial vehicles
H. Lying about mobile weapons labs
II. Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Negligence & Obstruction of Justice:
A. Ignoring warnings about 9/11
B. Obstructing investigations into 9/11
III. Conspiracy to Violate the Rights of Citizens & Residents of the United States:
A. Detaining without charge
B. Denying the right to a fair, speedy, public trial
C. Denying the right to habeas corpus
D. Misusing the NSA to spy on citizens, violating the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution & the FISA
IV. Conspiracy to Violate the Intelligence Identities Protection Act & the Espionage Act, and Conspiracy to Obstruct Justice:
A. Allowing the disclosure of the name of Valerie Plame Wilson
B. Lying to the American people about the President’s role in the disclosure
C. Obstructing justice by lying about the President’s personal, direct knowledge of the leak
V. Conspiracy to Violate International Laws that Carry the Full Force of U.S. Law Under the United States Constitution:
A. International Law
B. Nuremberg Tribunal Charter
C. Geneva Conventions
F. Illegal Invasion of Iraq
VI. Conspiracy to Abuse Power, Violate the U.S. Constitution, & Commit Criminal Negligence:
A. Abuse of power – Separation of Powers – “Unitary Executive”
B. Criminal negligence – Katrina
C. Criminal negligence – Failure to protect U.S. military service members in combat zones
D. More here – treaties, environment, etc.
See also WW4 REPORT #s 89 & 68.