On May 9, President George W. Bush signed National Security Presidential Directive/NSPD 51″ and Homeland Security Presidential Directive/HSPD-20. This document entrusts the president with leading the entire government, not just the Executive Branch in the event of “a catastrophic emergency.”

The document describes a catastrophic emergency as “any incident, regardless of location, that results in extraordinary levels of mass casualties, damage, or disruption severely affecting the U.S. population, infrastructure, environment, economy, or government function.” As Matthew Rothschild of “The Progressive” points out, “This could mean another 9/11, or another Katrina, or a major earthquake in California, I imagine, since it says it would include ‘localized acts of nature, accidents, and technological or attack-related emergencies.'”

Many observers have been expecting a second 9/11 or a new Gulf of Tonkin incident as a pretext for war against Iran. With announcements that a new surge will result in the doubling of troop strength in Iraq, ships filled with 17,000 sailors and marines entering the Persian Gulf off the coast of Iran and war games that culminate in an amphibious landing in Kuwait, the Bush administration is making its move to escalate this war without end.

Bush stared the punk Democrats in Congress down, and they sold the American people out again by agreeing to continue funding his wars. With all of administration’s abuses of power, the Dems should have impeached Bush and Cheney long ago. The fact that they still cower in his face is telling.

This new directive along with the Military Commissions Act of 2006 and The Insurrection Act of 2006 set the stage for a dictatorial takeover if any emergency arises, from a “terror attack” to a sunk aircraft carrier to a hurricane.

But don’t take my word for it. Read the information for yourself.

Bush Anoints Himself as the Insurer of Constitutional Government in Emergency

New presidential directive gives Bush dictatorial power

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