The madness of kinging George

· Civil Liberties, Edgewise, Paleoblogs

The capacity for Bush defenders (I can’t call them conservatives — not even sure they’re really Republicans anymore) to argue that up is down and black is white and violating the law is not violating the law has reached a crescendo. Glenn Greenwald explains cogently just how far out of line the defenses of warrantless wiretaps have drifted (Unclaimed Territory: The Bush justifications for law-breaking).
I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. David Brooks argues it’s smart politics to violate separation of powers and Charles Krauthammer argues it’s not against the law for the president to break the law (just poor politics). Is this how It Can’t Happen Here finally happens here?
Maybe I’ll just retreat into cognitive absurdity with the rest of the nation. Maybe Fafblog has the right idea.