Across the Bay

Thursday, August 02, 2007

New Executive Order

President Bush has issued a new executive order on Lebanon blocking property of persons undermining the sovereignty of Lebanon or its democratic processes and institutions:

I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, determine that the actions of certain persons to undermine Lebanon's legitimate and democratically elected government or democratic institutions, to contribute to the deliberate breakdown in the rule of law in Lebanon, including through politically motivated violence and intimidation, to reassert Syrian control or contribute to Syrian interference in Lebanon, or to infringe upon or undermine Lebanese sovereignty contribute to political and economic instability in that country and the region and constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, and I hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat.

Read the rest and read the post about Rep. Ackerman's resolution. The timing of the EO is of essence.