Defending The Indefensible
According to George:
"If they're making phone calls into the United States, we need to know why -- to protect you," Bush said.
Well that's just fine and dandy. I'd like to hear just one example of "them" making phone calls into the United States.
Well, if there is actual evidence of known al Qaeda suspects calling into the United States, why aren't these suspects calling in either being arrested or abducted? If you can tap their phones, certainly you must know where they are. And, if they are known Al Qaeda suspects why not arrest or abduct them?
Bush said of the intercepted communications, "These are not phone calls within the United States. This is a phone call of an al Qaeda -- known al Qaeda suspect -- making a phone call into the United States."
He said, "I'm mindful of your civil liberties, and so I had all kinds of lawyers review the process. We briefed members of the United States Congress . . . about this program.
"You know, it's amazing that people say to me, 'Well, he was just breaking the law.' If I wanted to break the law, why was I briefing Congress?" Bush said with a chuckle.
Yes, I can just imagine George having all kind sof lawyers review this process. Harriet Myers comes immediately to mind. If he was so up front about his domestic syping on America citizens. why haul the New York Times editors into the White House to beg them not to go public with this story?
Bush said he has "authority under the Constitution to conduct foreign intelligence surveillance against our enemies," and that a 2001 congressional authorization for the use of force gave him "additional authority" in waging war against al Qaeda.
"Congress gave me the authority to use necessary force to protect the American people, but it didn't prescribe the tactics," he said. "It said, Mr. President, you've got the power to protect us, but we're not going to tell you how."
This is sheer Alice in Wonderland logic. Congress has not repealed the 4th Amendment. Congress never gave George Bush authority to use any and all means, particularly those against the law to "protect the American people." He continues to live in his dream world. The only problem, is that it's actually a nightmare! Congress, let's wake from this nightmare and begin your investigations. If ever there were a legitimate case for impeachment of a president, this is it: Abuse of authority in direct contradiction of the United States Constitution.