An excellent essay on Bush and Cheney's arrogant, almost unbelievable abuse of power here. Key graph:
What we have now is not a robust executive but a reckless one. At times like this, it's apparent that Cheney and Bush want more power not because they need it to protect the nation, but because they want more power. Another paradox: In their conduct of the war on terror, they expect our trust, but they can't be bothered to earn it.
Go thou and read the rest.