As we’ve known for years, the May 6, 2004 OLC opinion authorizing the warrantless wiretap program shifted the claimed basis for the program from inherent Article II power to a claim the Afghanistan AUMF trumped FISA. But one problem with that argument (hard to fathom now that Afghanistan has once again become our main forever [...]
|By: emptywheel Monday March 21, 2011 3:33 pm|
|By: emptywheel Saturday January 31, 2009 8:13 am|
Corporal Pat Tillman, who left the NFL after 9/11 to serve in the Army Rangers, was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan on April 22, 2004. For months surrounding his death, he was made into a propaganda tool to glorify Bush’s failed wars. The exposure of the truth behind Tillman’s death has since turned him into a symbol of the duplicity of the Bush Administration, the fight for the truth, and the futility of the war itself. And today, the day before new Cardinal heros take the stage, we should remember the Tillman family’s fight for truth.