Well imagine this, Bush says he is not “obligated” to follow the oversight provisions in the new Patriot Act:
When President Bush signed the reauthorization of the USA Patriot Act this month, he included an addendum saying that he did not feel obliged to obey requirements that he inform Congress about how the FBI was using the act’s expanded police powers.
The bill contained several oversight provisions intended to make sure the FBI did not abuse the special terrorism-related powers to search homes and secretly seize papers. The provisions require Justice Department officials to keep closer track of how often the FBI uses the new powers and in what type of situations. Under the law, the administration would have to provide the information to Congress by certain dates.
This is the exact same thing he did on the torture bill – he added an addendum saying he is not obligated to follow it. Amazing. How about an addendum stating you don’t have to follow the constitution? That is basically what this is. Bush’s actions are ones that any fourth grade social studies student would know is wrong. He is nothing short of being a dictator now.