Thursday, July 13, 2006

Specter: Deal reached with White House on wiretaps

Ya's the deal, Bush breaks the law and Specter (Rubberstamp-Pa) covers for him.
From CNN:

Legislation would let FISA court decide legality of NSA program
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee said Thursday that he had struck a deal with the White House to resolve a dispute over the constitutionality of conducting electronic surveillance with court approval.

There's no dispute, what the president is doing is clearly illegal. He said so himself, from the Whitehouse website, "Secondly, there are such things as roving wiretaps. Now, by the way, any time you hear the United States government talking about wiretap, it requires -- a wiretap requires a court order. Nothing has changed, by the way. When we're talking about chasing down terrorists, we're talking about getting a court order before we do so. It's important for our fellow citizens to understand, when you think Patriot Act, constitutional guarantees are in place when it comes to doing what is necessary to protect our homeland, because we value the Constitution."

Or you can listen to him say it here. This is a snow job and I hope the Senate Democrats (at least Russ Feingold) will rise up and filibuster this bill and demand that the Administration be held accountable for their illegal activities.


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