Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Where it leads

A story I missed a few weeks ago shows both the ultimate destination of the Bush administration's doctrine of unfettered executive power, and the unintentional humour of tyranny:

A former Russian intelligence agent who attempted to investigate possible government involvement in a series of deadly apartment bombings was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison on a charge of revealing state secrets.

Darkly funny, but also blatant. And the rest of the article is simply scary - disappearing evidence, politicised prosecutions, and some rather convenient "coincidental" murders. All seemingly performed by an executive which thinks itself above the law.