When George Bush signed the defense appropriation bill containing John McCain's amendment removing torture and other human rights violations from the official repertoire of the armed forces, he added his own little amendment: "Unless I say otherwise." The vehicle through which he reserved the option to break the law is called a bill-signing statement, and as Knight Ridder's Ron Hutcheson revealed on Friday, the McCain bill was far from the first victim of the practice: Bush has used it some 500 times since taking office. [Link via Atrios]
Like Gord says: "...The Republicans must be crushed, torn to shreds like the Third Reich..."
The entire Republican Party is a criminal enterprise and should be put out of business. In my book, they're worse than Hamas in Palestine and Sinn Fein in Ireland. At least those organizations look after their own people.