Breaking an "Old Law" |

Breaking an "Old Law"

I’m tired of Bush’s many lies. Among them is Bush calling his domestic spying legal. (It would have been legal, if he’d had a judicial order reasoning it.)

Bush was just one vote shy of having an absolute majority backing him up right after 9/11. So why, with that majority, did he feel he had to be so sneaky in setting up his domestic spy operation? Because he knew he was breaking the Foreign Intelligence and Surveillance Act (FISA).

See for yourself in the State of the Union he gave (Jan. 26). Bush first says “I want to make sure it’s legal” in response to questioning of the NSA eavesdropping program. But he contradicts himself when he later responds: “the FISA law was written in 1978. We’re having his discussion in 2006. It’s a different world. … But also – and we – look – I said, look, is it possible to conduct (the NSA eavesdropping program) under the old law?”

The FISA law was initially brought about due to unjust domestic spying, like that which so sadly took place against Dr. Martin Luther King. Yet Bush’s excuse for breaking FISA is that it’s an “old law.

Tommy Gleason

Rough and Ready

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