The Army is Planning to Attack Americans?

As Paul Schmelzer points out, the US Army, for the first time in history, plans to have a brigade ready for assignments against fellow Americans starting next month.

Wow.

You’re really really really failed as a leader if you need to call in the Army to deal with the reactions to your past 8 years in office.

That’s worse than every president in the history of the United States of America. No president has EVER done this before. By this measure (one of many), Bush is the absolute worst president in the history of the United States.

3 thoughts on “The Army is Planning to Attack Americans?”

  1. Without having done any research and going by my weak memory, this is specifically against the law. I’ll have to look this up later, but I’m certain I’ve read the law somewhere that prohibits exactly this situation.

  2. Ok, I took two minutes to look this up. The Posse Comitatus Act prohibits members of the active forces from exercising domestic law enforcement: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posse_Comitatus_Act

    However, the Insurrection Act permits the president to use military troops to suppress lawlessness, insurrection, and rebellion: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insurrection_Act

    So Bush is the only one who can order this to happen. Is Bush stating that there is an active rebellion occurring? In my mind, he has to at least state this (he should have to prove it, but won’t) to order troops to do this.

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