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US to freeze assets of those threatening Iraq's stability

"President George W. Bush has signed an order enabling the US government to freeze the assets of people who threaten Iraq's stability, the White House announced Tuesday.
Bush's executive order, which was released by the White House, empowers the US Treasury and other government agencies to freeze the property of persons who have committed or may mount acts of violence in Iraq and against that country's government.
The order also targets individuals seeking to harm humanitarian workers and others involved in Iraq's reconstruction efforts."

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Ok, this means people here in OT could find their bank accounts frozen because of their views. I guess fascism is well in place now. Maybe we should shut the hell up and make Bruce, guage and other war mongers happy or they will report us

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"The measure calls for US officials to block all property and interests of persons deemed a threat to Iraq's within the United States or which come under the control of Americans."

That leaves the government to interpret what is a threat and this could amount to posting anti-war comments.

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"President George W. Bush has signed an order enabling the US government to freeze the assets of people who threaten Iraq's stability, the White House announced Tuesday.

Does this mean that Bush and Cheney and Rumsfeld and Wolfy and Rove won't be able to get to any of their money?

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"President George W. Bush has signed an order enabling the US government to freeze the assets of people who threaten Iraq's stability, the White House announced Tuesday.

Does this mean that Bush and Cheney and Rumsfeld and Wolfy and Rove won't be able to get to any of their money?

Awesome

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Christ. The son of a bitch needs to resign as president and go get his rightful title as president of Iraq.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

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The Imperial Presdiency: Editorial

The founding fathers warned us about this kind of thing

The president we were warned about

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So the president now claims he can deprive us of liberty and property, without trial, based upon the subjective views of the executive branch. The guy is a fucking traitor to the ideals of this country, he has violated his oath to the COTUS. He should be impeached and imprisoned. When are the people of this country going to wake up to this fascist? When are people going to stop letting this country slide away from them? Who is the real terrorist?

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^^^^This sort of thing conjures visions of jackboots kicking down doors of people's houses at 3am. It is a turning towards fascist or communist techinques to consolidate power, a technique as old as history itself.

Hard won civil rights gone by the wayside. Is this the "freedom" and "democracy" sought to be exported to Iraq? No wonder it is such a difficult sell over there.

The executive branch has really, really over reached. The implications of this are truly staggering and horrifying. The checks and balances are being destroyed for the short term political gain of those in power. The commutation of Scooter Libby was NOTHING compared to this.

Every American of EVERY political stripe should be alarmed at this move. It appears as if the Presidency is turning into a dictatorship.

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Iraq is an utter fascist state. Built completely around the needs of corporations, it is ruled by coalitions of Storm Trooper battalions, each dividing the carcass of the country amongst itself, like Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia. The "government" represents no one. It is nothing more than the Bush version of the Croatian puppet state.

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