A 3-year-old executive order that vastly expanded his powers illuminates how the vice president and his minions led us into war.
"On March 25, 2003, President Bush signed Executive Order 13292, a hitherto little known document that grants the greatest expansion of the power of the vice president in American history. The order gives the vice president the same ability to classify intelligence as the president. By controlling classification, the vice president can in effect control intelligence and, through that, foreign policy."
"Bush operates on the radical notion of the "unitary executive," that the president has inherent and limitless powers in his role as commander in chief, above the system of checks and balances. By his extraordinary order, he elevated Cheney to his level, an acknowledgment that the vice president was already the de facto executive in national security. Never before has any president diminished and divided his power in this manner. Now the unitary executive inherently includes the unitary vice president."
Sooo....let's review here. Bush isn't the one leading the country, he's just a stooge for Cheney and PNAC....and Cheney's one of the creators, or creatures, of PNAC. Therefore, we really are being lead/controled by a group of far right-wingnut fascists.
I hope everyone feels alot safer now.