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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

I'm Trapped In A Nightmare

"But since Friday, Bush has been defending his secret 2002 order enabling the US National Security Agency to monitor, without a warrant, international telephone and electronic mail of US citizens suspected of ties to Al-Qaeda.

In 2004 and 2005, Bush repeatedly argued that the controversial Patriot Act package of anti-terrorism laws safeguards civil liberties because US authorities still need a warrant to tap telephones in the United States.

'Any time you hear the United States government talking about wiretap, it requires -- a wiretap requires a court order,' he said on April 20, 2004 in Buffalo, New York."

This article gives about a half-dozen instances where Bush or Cheney reassured the public that spying required some procedural safeguards even when they had knowingly bypassed them. Blatant lying. Go read the article and take a good look at the slogans behind Bush in the photos. This is nightmarish. If this was a movie, it would be dismissed as a left-wing paranoid fantasy, like The Manchurian Candidate.

But it's real. And it just doesn't end.

What's equally frightening is that millions of people don't care. They're represented by the woman caller to the Mike Gallagher Show who said she didn't care because if you haven't done anything wrong, you have nothing to hide.


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