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Tuesday, October 23

Cheney's Law -- Frontline (PBS)

For three decades Vice President Dick Cheney conducted a secretive, behind-closed-doors campaign to give the president virtually unlimited wartime power. Finally, in the aftermath of 9/11, the Justice Department and the White House made a number of controversial legal decisions. Orchestrated by Cheney and his lawyer David Addington, the department interpreted executive power in an expansive and extraordinary way, granting President George W. Bush the power to detain, interrogate, torture, wiretap and spy -- without congressional approval or judicial review.

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I missed the program last week. Did anyone catch it? I just learned about today from a friend who cannot stop thinking about it. She said it was the most frightening thing she ever saw.

crossposted at BigBrassBlog

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