Washington Post: Court Ruling a Body Blow to Bush
In an analysis, the Washington Post says “the Supreme Court has struck at the core of his presidency and dismissed the notion that the president alone can determine how to defend the country.”
’TIS THE REASON…
For five years, President Bush waged war as he saw fit. If intelligence officers needed to eavesdrop on overseas telephone calls without warrants, he authorized it. If the military wanted to hold terrorism suspects without trial, he let it.
Now the Supreme Court has struck at the core of his presidency and dismissed the notion that the president alone can determine how to defend the country. In rejecting Bush’s military tribunals for terrorism suspects, the high court ruled that even a wartime commander in chief must govern within constitutional confines significantly tighter than this president has believed appropriate.
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