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Executive above the law

I don’t do much in the way of posting directly on current events. (As I said in the last post, I don’t think fast enough to keep up with the many people who are much better at it.) But this was just too good to pass up.

Via Avedon Carol at The Sideshow:

Where have we heard this before? Saddam Hussein’s defense against his indictment by an ad hoc Iraqi tribunal is simply that as the head of the state he had unlimited power to defend the state. That enemies of the state did not have legal protection, and therefore he cannot be charged for what he did during that time.