Saturday, November 17, 2007

According to Bush...We've been in a state of "national emergency" against Iran since 1979

This crap blows my mind. The following is from the Presidential Documents section of
Notice of November 8, 2007

Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Iran
On November 14, 1979, by Executive Order 12170, the President declared a national emergency with respect to Iran pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States constituted by the situation in Iran. Because
our relations with Iran have not yet returned to
normal, and the process of implementing the January 19, 1981 agreements with Iran is still underway, the national emergency declared on November 14, 1979, must continue in effect beyond November 14, 2007. Therefore,
consistent with section 202(d) of the National
Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year this national emergency with respect to Iran.

This notice shall be published in the Federal Register
and transmitted to the Congress.

(Presidential Sig.)


November 8, 2007.
I guess the "resident in the Oval Office" wanted to remind US of something. That "something"....Iran. The man is dangerous and has other motives. Impeach!, before before he and his cronies start WWIII.

Related "emergency":

Continuation of Emergency Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction

Same Players. Different Scandal.


Anonymous said...

So this is how they're going to invalidatae the election if Hillary wins, they'll say it doesn't count because we're in a state of emergency. Well, at least all that advertising money spent for the election went to Bush's friends who own the media, who'll keep on propping him up 'cause they got theirs.

Anonymous said...

There's another State of Emergency regarding the terrorist attacks of 2001, that's been extended year after year.

William H. White said...

The continuation of the "National Emergency With Respect to Iran on November 14, 1979, by Executive Order 12170" by Bush may be unlawful because it appears to have expired in 1990, two years after its last extension in 1988.

See: NSPD-51 and the Potential for a Coup d'Etat by National Emergency