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6/23/06

The MO of the Bush Administration

Modus operandi
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Modus operandi (often used in the abbreviated form MO) is a Latin phrase, approximately translated as "mode of operation." The plural is modi operandi ("modes of operation"). It is used in police work to describe a criminal's characteristic patterns and style of work.

The term is also commonly used in English in a non-criminal sense to describe someone's habits or manner of working, the method of operating or functioning.

A criminal's MO may also be used in offender profiling, where it can be used to find clues to the perpetrator's psychology.

The method of operation or MO is sometimes confused with a criminal's "signature". While a criminal's MO may change over time, his or her signature will usually stay the same.
The Bush Administation's MO for a profiler would include several instances of, "I can do anything I want because I'm the (Fill in the blank with President, Vice President, Defense Secretary, Advisor to the President, or other Bush administration official).

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Bush can detain prisoners without applying the geneva convention even though he calls the war on terrorism a "war" because he's the president.

Bush can wiretap phones without going to the special court set up for that purpose, because he's the president.

Latest is Cheney. "Dick Cheney to Arlen Specter: I'll Talk to Senators Whenever I Want" which he can but it fits the MO so well I have to include it.

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