September 14, 2001: The Day the President Became a Dictator - Politics Forum.org | PoFo

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“… dictatorship means nothing else but this — Power without limit, resting directly upon force, restrained by no laws, absolutely unrestrained by rules.” – Lenin

On September 11, 2001, a horrific crime was committed.

On September 12, 2001, the American people became suspects. *

On September 14, 2001, the American president became a dictator. It was on this day that the House voted 420-1** and the Senate voted 98-0 to pass the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) in response to the 9/11 attacks.

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It was on this day that the House voted 420-1** and the Senate voted 98-0 to pass the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) in response to the 9/11 attacks.


At least the Senate actually voted to declare war, unlike just about every war (with the exception of a few) the US has ever participated in or started.
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Fasces wrote:In what way did that authorization make Bush a dictator and how is this alleged dictatorship relevent six years after a peaceful democratic transition of power to Obama?

Essentially this... I'm the first in line to bash the policies passed in wake of 9/11, but "dictator" is a term that demeans actual dictators.

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