Today's google special: "kangaroo" at whitehouse.gov. This result is from a November 28, 2001 press conference:
Q In The New York Times, William Safire charges that the President has seized dictatorial power by replacing the rule of law with military kangaroo courts that can conceal evidence, make its own rules, and execute the accused with no review by a civilian court. He says these are similar to courts in the Soviet Union and current communist China. In your view, how are they different from those kangaroo courts?The Veep took up this issue a couple of weeks later.
MR. FLEISCHER: Well, the President, obviously, completely disagrees, and so, too, do many people who have taken a look at this issue.
William Safire said that in 2001! Dictatorial power...kangaroo courts.
Note: Safire isn't any happier about the NSA wiretapping...
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