12.17.2005 | Bush: 'I'm violating your rights for your own good'
The cowboy in the background is appropriate for describing the attitude Bush takes toward every civilized precedent in the world. From international law to civil liberties here at home, Bush isn't interested in letting silly little rules or – say, the Constitution – get in his way. He once joked that his job would be "a lot easier if this were a dictatorship." No one's laughing.