Friday, December 16, 2005

Dear Americans: So much for that civil liberties thingy.

Once you've broken as many laws as the Bush administration has, what's another one or two?

Bush Lets U.S. Spy on Callers Without Courts

Months after the Sept. 11 attacks, President Bush secretly authorized the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on Americans and others inside the United States to search for evidence of terrorist activity without the court-approved warrants ordinarily required for domestic spying, according to government officials.

It's a good thing everybody was on board, right? Right?

The previously undisclosed decision to permit some eavesdropping inside the country without court approval was a major shift in American intelligence-gathering practices, particularly for the National Security Agency, whose mission is to spy on communications abroad. As a result, some officials familiar with the continuing operation have questioned whether the surveillance has stretched, if not crossed, constitutional limits on legal searches.

You have to love the irony: the Bush administration secretly and illegally snooping on hundreds of people, hoping to turn up even the tiniest hint of terrorist activity, then totally ignoring a Presidential Daily Briefing that screamed "Bin Laden Determined to Strike Inside the U.S."

This really is the Keystone Cops administration, isn't it?


You have to read that article to truly appreciate what these idiots counted as victories in the War on Terror. Like this:

Several officials said the eavesdropping program had helped uncover a plot by Iyman Faris, an Ohio trucker and naturalized citizen who pleaded guilty in 2003 to supporting Al Qaeda by planning to bring down the Brooklyn Bridge with blowtorches.

Whew. And it's a miracle he was stopped just in the nick of time.


FLY said...

Yeah, I see you're quoting the same "unbiased" NYTimes that published the now infamous Wilson Op Ed anti-Bush manifesto on the Iraq war.

Nice try...

Anonymous said...

And with a few deft keystrokes typing the word "unbiased" from his keyboard of doom, another valiant fighter crushes the enemies of freedom, saving democracy once again.

It can't get any safer than this, folks.