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Monday, December 19, 2005

Just Making Up Laws

Gotta give the Bush administration points for creativity:
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales this morning defended the administration's domestic eavesdropping operation, saying it derived its legality from the congressional resolution permitting the use of force to fight terrorism as well as from the "inherent powers" of the president as commander-in-chief.

He acknowledged that such eavesdropping would be illegal under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. But that act, he said, makes an exception for eavesdropping when "otherwise authorized" by statute. That authorizing statute, he argued, was the 2001 resolution, known as the "Authorization to use Military Force."
These guys are really quite amazing.

Feingold:
"Nobody, nobody, thought when we passed a resolution to invade Afghanistan and to fight the war on terror, including myself who voted for it, thought that this was an authorization to allow a wiretapping against the law of the United States."

1 Comments:

Anonymous farang said...

"Nobody, nobody thought when we passed a resolution to invade Afghanistan and to fight the war on terror, including myself who voted for it, thought that this was an authorization to allow wiretapping against the law of the United States." Senator Russ Feingold.

Two things. One, I agree he has stated it correctly.

Two, it is why I do not consider Feingold much better than most: If he is so smart, how come he didn't know this "war on a verb" is impossible??

I hate watching this guy get big face time on msm because he seems to be standing up to Bush now.

Now, when Bush' popularity rating is atan all time low. Where the F were you two, three years ago, Russ??

He voted WITH BUSH when it REALLY mattered.

Never Forget!!!!

1:13 AM  

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