This is a follow-up of Nick’s earlier posting: What’s Impeachment For Again?
It seems every time Bush gets in poltical hot water, the finger pointing apologists (*cough* Drudge Report Flash *cough*) come out of the woodwork and scurry to find a way to make sure Bill Clinton catches the blame somehow. This story is no different with some waving this gotcha document around gleeful that they’ve found yet another way to tell us that, yep… Clinton sucked too.
This time they’ve dug up Executive Order 12949, whereby then-president Clinton writ into law:
Pursuant to section 302(a)(1) of the [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978], the Attorney General is authorized to approve physical searches, without a court order, to acquire foreign intelligence information for periods of up to one year, if the Attorney General makes the certifications required by that section.
Ok, fine. Let’s just impeach Bill Clinton again and blame him for all the harm caused by the executive order he signed. Let’s impeach Clinton and make a damn fine example of him, because god forbid we hold the guy in office accountible for executing the flagrantly unconstitutional order.
After that, maybe we can all team up with these “responsibility” gurus and sue some gun manufacturers on behalf of the dude who was shot with one. Then later, we can all sue McDonald’s because they cooked some food that made us fat. Who needs to take responsibility for their actions when you can just blame other people for allowing you to have access to harmful options?
Moral relativity whaaaaa…?