Characterized by or favoring absolute obedience to authority, as against individual freedom.
Of, relating to, or expecting unquestioning obedience.
Of, relating to, being, or imposing a form of government in which the political authority excercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life, the individual is subordinated to the state, and opposing political and cultural expression is suppressed.
Rumsfeld on the morning of 9/11, prior to the attacks: "let me tell you, I've been around the block a few times," he told Representative Cox. "There will be another event." When did Cheney enter the PEOC beneath the White House? Why did the Secret Service leave President Bush exposed and vulnerable in the classroom at Emma Booker Elementary for more than 10 minutes after they knew we were under attack?