Another King George decree. This is why Bruce Fein says we have to preserve the Constitution via impeachment. This is disturbing stuff.
Here we go again. The Dictator In Chief just made it a snap to "block your property", meaning, wipe you out. If Bush deems that you are "undermining" his "efforts to promote economic reconstruction and political reform in Iraq and to provide humanitarian assistance to the Iraqi people", then he can freeze your assets.
I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, find that, due to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by acts of violence threatening the peace and stability of Iraq and undermining efforts to promote economic reconstruction and political reform in Iraq and to provide humanitarian assistance to the Iraqi people, it is in the interests of the United States to take additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order [blah blah blah]. ...I hereby order:Think about it. According to this, legally, even members of Congress can be cut off financially if they "undermine" (however the Homeland Decider decides to define "undermine") "efforts to promote economic reconstruction and political reform". If the King says you have messed with what he wants to do with Iraq, his majesty and his royal Secretaries of Treasury, State, and Defense can do away with you.
...all property and interests in property of the following persons, that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of United States persons, are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in: any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense [...]
(B) undermining efforts to promote economic reconstruction and political reform in Iraq or to provide humanitarian assistance to the Iraqi people;
And no, I'm not overreacting. I just listened to in-depth discussions of these issues on Thom Hartmann's program, with both Larry Johnson and Bruce Fein. They're a lot smarter than I am, and I'm inclined to take their word for it.