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An impeachable lie

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In 2005, in Buffalo, George Bush said “that ‘nothing has changed’ with regard to government surveillance of citizens. ‘When we’re talking about chasing down terrorists,’ he said, ‘we’re talking about getting a court order before we do so.’ …This was a lie.” (Leonard Pitts, Freedom cannot be defined by fear, Miami-Herald, 6 January 2006)

Instead, King George, on his own admission, reviewed and renewed his authorisation for NSA wire taps every 45 days. (Edward Epstein, Bush defends eavesdropping, blasts senators on Patriot Act, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 December 2005 )

These executive orders illegally side-stepped the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act which requires court supervision for such survellience (search for “clearly illegal” on this ACLU posting).

Per Bush, “This program has targeted those with known links to al Qaeda. I’ve reauthorized this program more than 30 times since the September the 11th attacks, and I intend to do so for so long as the nation faces the continuing threat of an enemy that wants to kill American citizens.” (Edward Epstein, Bush defends eavesdropping, blasts senators on Patriot Act, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 December 2005 )

Lying to the body politic while repeatedly in breach of a fundamental tenet of a free society, and the law he is sworn to enforce… It’s time for this emperor wannabe to go.

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Written by Admin

January 9, 2006 at 4:48 am

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