Sunday, January 01, 2006

Bush Is Only Listening to Al Qaeda's Phone Calls

Pres. Bush must think Americans are really stupid:

"This is a limited program designed to prevent attacks on the United States of America," Bush said after visiting wounded troops at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.

The NSA program "listens to a few numbers called from the outside of the United States and of known al Qaeda or affiliate people," he said.

"If somebody from al Qaeda is calling you, we'd like to know why," Bush said.

John at AMERICAblog asks the obvious question:

If that's the case, then why was it so important that the administration NOT get search warrants? Why were they so deathly afraid that the court would NOT give them a warrant? Is Bush suggesting that any court in the country would reject a warrant to tap a phone conversation an American is having with Osama bin Laden? That's ridiculous, and patently untrue on its face. Clearly that's not who Bush's domestic spying program was targeting, or it wouldn't be a new program requiring new rules, and it wouldn't be "too difficult" to get a warrant after the fact. Any court in the land would give you a warrant on the spot to tape Osama's phone calls.

If that's all Bush was doing, taping the equivalent of Osama's phone calls, then he could already do it under the law. We therefore know that this is NOT what Bush was doing.

So the question remains, what was Bush really doing, who was he really spying on, and why is he now lying about it?

1 comment:

Left of Center said...

So right... or is it left? Funny thing is, that people still think they are voting for the old republican party. Most of republican voters are actually RINO's (republican in name only) If they actually studied what current republican leadership is about they would run for the hills.