Bush’s newest signing statement..

It’s on…the Sudan Divestiture Bill..figures..I knew there would be a catch. So as an addendum to my post here..it IS a pretty worthless bill. H/T to Steve at the Carpetbagger Report for pointing it out. From the Think Progress article:

But the administration has expressed reservations about the bill, and Mr. Bush’s signature was accompanied by a proviso known as a signing statement, in which he said he was reserving the authority to overrule state and local divestment decisions if they conflicted with foreign policy. The statement said the measure “risks being interpreted as insulating” state and local divestment actions from federal oversight.

Unfortunately, the Bush administration’s foreign policy hasn’t always put pressure on Sudan. In May, the State Department released its 2006 terrorism report, in which it called Sudan a “strong partner in the War on Terror”:

The Sudanese government was a strong partner in the War on Terror and aggressively pursued terrorist operations directly involving threats to U.S. interests and personnel in Sudan.

Hundreds of thousands of people have died in Darfur, and 2.5 million more have been forced to flee their homes. Twenty-two states and more than fifty universities have already “passed divestment measures from problematic companies in Sudan.”

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I am a..brown Cali bitch that is quite the opinionated,political, pain-in-the-ass, in your face kinda girl that also loves baseball and music to a fault. Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.--Albert Einstein-*

Posted on January 2, 2008, in bullshit on a stick, Bush, Signing Statements. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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