Monday, January 02, 2006

"Trust Me, I Lied But Your Own Good."

Okay, here's the deal as I understand it.
In April, 2004, the President said, "Now, by the way, any time you hear the United States government talking about wiretap, it requires -- a wiretap requires a court order." This is true, by the way, even though the order could be requested and executed after the wiretap and now he denies that it requires an order at all.
Now he's arguing that he needed and continues to need to be able to wiretap without judicial review because "We've got to be fast on our feet, quick to detect and prevent," which may make some sense in an alternate reality where getting no warrant slows you down less than getting one three days after the fact.
Mr. Bush has clearly acted outside the scope of any existing law, even outside the scope of the "Patriot Act," and yet he says, "I want to make sure the American people understand, however, that we have an obligation to protect you, and we're doing that, and at the same time, protecting your civil liberties."
Sen. John Cornyn of Texas says that "none of your civil liberties matter much after you're dead." This is from a U.S. Senator who has supported putting more than 130,000 young Americans out there ostensibly to defend and extend those civil liberties. It all begs the question: is there a non-negotiable principle left in this country?
You know... just a few years ago a President was impeached for lying to us about an extra-marital affair. What on earth is wrong with the forty four percent of you who continue to support this Administration?
Is it that he's a "wartime President?" He made the war up! We executed Timothy McVeigh six years and 53 days after he blew up the Murrah building, and we don't even have Osama bin Laden in custody. We don't need a war on terror. We need a war on malfeasance! Instead, the Justice Department is opening an investigation into how we found out about the domestic spying program.
These people are shameless, and forty four percent of you still approve of them. Get some help.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Ronni Bennett said...

Yeah! Hurray! Right on! And yes, you're so right about it all. It really burns me that the - ahem, JUSTICE - Department is investigating the leak and not the crime.

I recently read that the number of COLLEGE GRADUATES proficient in English fell from 40 percent in 1992 to 31 percent in 2003, so I guess we should be grateful that only 44 percent are still supporting the president.

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