2.03.2006

Dictator Blues

"If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier - just so long I'm the dictator." George BushDecember 18, 2000

I'm headed to Chicago tonight for some family time. I'm glad to be leaving DC for awhile, this is getting too stressful. I'm not sure what the answer is anymore, but I know it's not dictatorship and the direction we are headed.

Why aren't more people pissed about the NSA's illiegal wire-tapping program? The facts are slowly coming to light, but I'm afraid Bush Co. and the Media have become rather good at pronouncing an issue "old news" and moving the rest of the country along to the next terrorist threat. If Democrats are going to make this an issue, we need to stick to the main points (because we all know Americans have a 30-second attention span):
- The spying program has led to ZERO real terrorist arrests in four years.
- The NSA has essentially turned on its duty of international surveillance and started tapping phone conversations of ordinary americans including anti-war movement leaders and possibly Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald
- Bush says the program was neccessary, but why couldn't they just get permission through the proper channels i.e. the senate?
- The program could NOT have prevented 9/11. We didn't even use the intelligence we had.

2 Comments:

At 5:51 AM, Anonymous decembrist said...

Well, I'M PISSED.

A good place to stay up with the NSA hearings is Glenn Greenwald's blog Unclaimed Territory. He has been following the illegal wiretap story closely and will follow the NSA hearings closely...

http://glenngreenwald.blogspot.com/2006/01/administrations-humiliation-of.html

Bush even lied about warrantless wiretaps a year ago... he said -

"A wiretap requires a court order... nothing has changed, by the way. When we're talking about chasing terrorists we're talking about getting a court order."

 
At 9:29 AM, Blogger Lauren Elizabeth said...

Glenn's blog is great, thanks for the tip! I just read on Daily Kos that he is an up-and-comer in the blogging world.

 

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