Now, I know this flirts with circular reasoning, but given Monkey Boy's attitude towards executive power re: enemy combatants, given his utter lack of respect for the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution, and given his continual "this would be a lot easier if I were dictator" jokes, I find this to be consistent.
“I don’t give a goddamn,” Bush retorted. “I’m the President and the Commander-in-Chief. Do it my way.”
“Mr. President,” one aide in the meeting said. “There is a valid case that the provisions in this law undermine the Constitution.”
“Stop throwing the Constitution in my face,” Bush screamed back. “It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!”
I’ve talked to three people present for the meeting that day and they all confirm that the President of the United States called the Constitution “a goddamned piece of paper".
Besides, unnamed sources were good enough for Watergate, and that was a coverup of a third-rate burglary. I'm pretty sure that the chief executive denying the validity of the document that gives the American government legitimacy dances awfully close to treason.
What surprises me is that all those "strict constructionists" in the GOP aren't up in arms over his behavior. Come on, a chief executive that believes that he can remove the Constitutional rights of any American citizen, at any time, solely on his unsupported word, and you Republicans are OK with that? What next, torture?