Cancer is a sign which can live up to its archetype – the hardshelled oversensitive Crab that hides within and uses secrets and secretive behavior to gets it own way and be in charge. Now we hear of Bush using a little known executive privilege – or as some would say, mis-using it – to get way with ethically troubling practices he advocates against those he sees as threats.
Doing this, he can unfairly end lawsuits that seek to take away the veil of secrecy which cloaks Bush, his advisors, his administration and his/its practices.
Today’s revelation shows it has been used many times in the last few years by him to quash oppostion to things not related to his war on Iraq. This includes circumventing the Freedom of Information Act, racial discrimination in employment, Bush’s suport of delivering people to other countries so they can be tortured, and more.
The Arar case, which involved the US shackling the Canadian citizen and then flying him to Jordan and then Syria where he was abused and imprisoned for 10 months.
National security is not in question when this privilege is being invoked; George Bush’s Cancerian over-sensitivity and desire to hide his deeds as well as evade taking responsibility for them, is at the heart of it, so it appears.