The Army closed a criminal investigation of abuse allegations by an
Iraqi detainee last year, finding no reason to believe his claims, even
though no Americans involved in the case were questioned, according to
Pentagon records made public Thursday.
President George W. Bush has signed executive orders giving him sole authority to impose martial law, suspend habeas corpus and ignore the Posse Comitatus Act that prohibits deployment of U.S. troops on American streets. This would give him absolute dictatorial power over the government with no checks and balances.