Who wrote the following words:
President Bush exercised the powers of the imperial presidency to the utmost in the area in which those powers are already at their height — in our dealings with foreign nations. Unfortunately, the record of the administration has not been a happy one, in light of its costs to the Constitution and the American legal system. On a series of different international relations matters, such as war, international institutions, and treaties, President Bush has accelerated the disturbing trends in foreign policy that undermine notions of democratic accountability and respect for the rule of law.
That would be John Yoo, legal architect of president Bush's assumption of monarchical powers in wartime, wiretapping without court warrants, breaking international law, authorizing torture and breaching the Geneva Convention. Except, of course, I've amended the quote. Where you read 'Bush", substitute "Clinton." How quickly they change when they have access to power.
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