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July 19, 2007

uh oh.

as of yesterday :: Executive Order: Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq :: want to take bet on how this gets misused? (thanks for the heads-up jason)

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It can be terminated by Congress.

hello Congress.


Posted by: landgrab! at July 19, 2007 5:47 PM

Hmm...anti-war protesters beware.

Posted by: brightpearl at July 19, 2007 7:54 PM

Perhaps Hillary Clinton should beware as well.
"WASHINGTON — The Pentagon told Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton that her questions about how the U.S. plans to eventually withdraw from Iraq boosts enemy propaganda."


Posted by: brightpearl at July 19, 2007 8:07 PM

Hate to slip so immediately into a Godwin's Law violation, but the drift toward nacht und nebel dynamics here is silly-obvious.



Posted by: ixionoixi at July 20, 2007 7:38 AM

could someone please explain this in simpler terms? what can "blocking property" mean? Is it limited to confiscating money that's being transfered in a way that the government deems innapropriate?

Could this really be used to cripple NGO's efforts to offer humanitarian aid?

If this does punish anti-war voices and "propaganda questions" like those of Hillary Clinton, what form will/can the punishment take?

i don't get it.... another link would be cool. thankyou.

Posted by: anne at July 22, 2007 6:28 PM

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