Friday, January 30, 2009

From Roger Fitch and our Friends down under.

Roger Fitch Esq • January 21, 2009
Our Man in Washington
Departing Bush Gang leaves a trail of wreckage … Obama’s legal team pronounced “excellent” ... War crimes cases against torturers still a possibility … Once secret “legal” advice being flushed into the open … Roger Fitch, exhausted after a night of Inaugural Balls, reports
“If it does not do justice, what is the government but a great criminal enterprise?” – St Augustine.
After eight years of carefully planned (if crudely executed) crime, the Republicans are just about out of town.
An era of legalised lawbreaking and calculated injustices is (hopefully) ending.
It’s well known that the Gold Standard formed the basis for the US financial system until 1971, when Richard Nixon announced its suspension.
Less well known is a similar decision in 2001 to abandon the Rule of Law, our legal Gold Standard.
Lawyers in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) diligently engineered this change.