Tapping to a New Tune
Until today, that is.
Mark Levin at NRO is aghast at Bush's decision to temper the imperious unaccountability that is—or should be—his (divine) right:
For the Bush administration to argue for years that this program, as operated, was critical to our national security and fell within the president's Constitutional authority, to then turn around and surrender presidential authority this way is disgraceful. The administration is repudiating all the arguments it has made in testimony, legal briefs, and public statements. This goes to the heart of the White House's credibility. How can it cast away such a fundamental position of principle and law like this?Or, it could be that the White House's chicken little argument was all bluster and lies from the start. Imagine that.