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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Bush's Nose Keeps Growing!

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President Bush Once Extolled FISA

President Bush and his spinners are now on a campaign to politicize the domestic wiretap spying scandal in an attempt to paint his opponents as unpatriotic and to portray the illegal wiretaps as justified in the action Congress passed authorizing his war on terror.
This is not what he said in a speech he gave in Hershey, Pennsylvania in 2004. Following is an excerpt from that speech. This text is from the official White house web site.

For Immediate Release April 19, 2004
Remarks by the President
on the USA PATRIOT Act
Hershey Lodge and Convention
Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania,
3:20 P.M. EDT
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all very much. Thanks for letting me come. (Laughter.) It's good to be here in Hershey, Pennsylvania. For a fellow who likes chocolate -- (laughter) -- this is a special place.
...And you and I know what our first responsibility is;... is the safety of our citizens.That's a solemn duty we have, to work together to make sure that our nation is as secure as it can possibly be.
For years, law enforcement used so-called roving wire taps to investigate organized crime. You see, what that meant is if you got a wire tap, by court order and, by the way, everything you hear about requires court order, requires there to be permission from a FISA court, for example.
The Patriot Act authorizes what are called delayed notification search warrants. These allow law enforcement personnel, with court approval, to carry out a lawful search without tipping off suspects and giving them a chance to flee or destroy evidence. It is an important part of conducting operations against organized groups.

It is clear that the President then recognized the necessity of obtaining a court order for wiretapping from the FISA(Foreign Intelligence Surveilance Act) court. He seemed to be OK with that in 2004. He is now saying he has the power to ignore the law.


At 8:52 PM , Blogger Tina said...

OMG! I would ask how can he freakin lie so blatantly like that, but since when has that ever stopped this "morally superior Christian" president?

And leave it to the permament disease known as American amnesia to completely give him the big pass on telling the truth.

At 7:29 AM , Blogger Dicky Neely said...

The Bush spinners are framing the argument saying that they need to wiretap terrorists. No one is arguing against that, the problem is doing it without a court order and in violation of existing law.
It is amazing to me that the media is allowing them to spin the argument their way and none seem willing to point out this obvious contradiction.

At 1:41 PM , Blogger Stephen McArthur said...

Everything requires a court order only when King George says it doesn't.

Great discovery, Dick! You should send it to the entire Washington press corps. Anyone have a convenient list?

At least send it to Media Matters, Buzzflash, AltNet, Raw Story, and AmericaBlog.

At 5:48 PM , Blogger Dicky Neely said...

Thanks for the encouragement folks. Thanks for the good links Stephen. I will send it out.


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