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Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Irony of ironies

Last week The New York Times ran a story pointing out that the U.S. constitution stipulates that only a "natural born citizen" can become president. This is the clause that stops Arnie.

Thing is, John McCain was not born in the United States proper, but rather in the Panama Canal Zone in the year 1936 to military parents.

Apparently the constitutional clause has never been tested in law

Now G.W. Bush has argued for years that Guantanamo Bay (Cuba) is not American soil in order to stop prisoners getting their cases into U.S. courts.

Wouldn't it be ironic if the White House's arguments over Guantanamo were used somehow against McCain?

Hat Tip: Serof David

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