January 15, 2009

B-b-b-b-but I thought he was a dictator!

Of course, this ruling won't assuage cretins like these; nevertheless, a federal court has upheld the right "of the president and Congress to wiretap private international phone conversations and intercept e-mail messages without a court-issued warrant."

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Appeals Court released an unclassified version of an August 2008 ruling that seems to validate President George W. Bush's claim that the government can act without court orders in gathering foreign intelligence.

The Bush administration came under heated criticism three years ago when a National Security Agency's program for warrantless eavesdropping was revealed. In 2007, Congress passed the Protect America Act, which authorized the executive branch to eavesdrop on international communication without court orders. The ruling released Thursday dealt with that law.

An unnamed telecommunications company challenged the constitutionality of the Protect America Act law last year, but the FISA court ruled that Congress acted within its authority when it passed the law.

Now why would a new Democrat Congress, after blasting the CiC relentlessly for his supposed "illegal actions," then grant him what they criticized him for? Not that he (and Congress, for that matter!) needed it anyway, according to this ruling, right?

Posted by Hube at January 15, 2009 08:20 PM | TrackBack

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Don't forget the claims that Bush was going to cancel the 2008 elections to hang on to power. Have the Left ever even acknowledged making that claim?

Posted by: Paul Smith Jr at January 15, 2009 08:46 PM

Yes, because appeals courts rulings always stand...

Look, I don't agree with the pliant Congress that didn't have a goddamn backbone when standing up to Bush. History will judge them harshly. I think that if this goes to the Supreme Court, you will sing a different tune.

It may not get there, so you can keep on singing whatever off-key tune it is that you are singing now. No one is listening anyway.

Posted by: LiberalGeek at January 15, 2009 10:09 PM

We're so glad that you can see 20, 30, 50 yrs. into the future, Geek. Especially since your knowledge of history is freakin' pathetic, so warped it is by rabid partisanship.

Now go back to the asylum, freak.

Posted by: Hube at January 16, 2009 08:29 AM

BTW, you miss the overall point. What was it that you and your fellow Neanderthals have been screaming and panting about these past 5-6 yrs.? DICTATOR! SHREDDING THE CONSTITUTION!! Etc.

It's been humorous reading that shit, that's all I'll give 'ya.

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