"Megalomaniac noun- a person who is obsessed with their own power a person who suffers delusions of their own power or importance. "
So lets review, we have a president who, does not respect the geneva convention, does not respect habeas corpus, does not respect FISA or the Fourth Amendment , and all along has employed the time honored legal argument of because I said so. I, frankly am not surprised by the news that
Current and former government officials said they could think of several scenarios in which a president might consider ordering the killing of a terror suspect inside the United States.
Why does this not surprise me? Lets examine some quotes shall we?
"Things would be a lot easier if this were a dictatorship, just as long as I'm the dictator"-dubya
"See, that's the great thing about being president, you don't have to answer to anyone."-dubya
Further he was knowingly lying to his audience in Buffalo, NY on April 20th 2004 when he said
Now, by the way, any time you hear the United States government talking about wiretap, it requires -- a wiretap requires a court order. Nothing has changed, by the way. When we're talking about chasing down terrorists, we're talking about getting a court order before we do so.
He had been authorizing domestic spying since 2002. Why is this serious? Because it is against the law. To quote
Section 1809. Criminal sanctions
(a) Prohibited activities
A person is guilty of an offense if he intentionally -
(1) engages in electronic surveillance under color of law except as authorized by statute; or (2) discloses or uses information obtained under color of law by electronic surveillance, knowing or having reason to know that the information was obtained through electronic surveillance not
authorized by statute.
It is a defense to a prosecution under subsection (a) of this section that the defendant was a law enforcement or investigative officer engaged in the course of his official duties and the electronic surveillance was authorized by and conducted pursuant to a search warrant or court order of a court of competent jurisdiction.
An offense described in this section is punishable by a fine of not more than $10,000 or imprisonment for not more than five years, or both. . . .