Thursday, January 15, 2009

Wait A Minute, Bush Wire Tapping Is Legal Now? Obama Inaugural Next Week...Coincidence?

Don't expect any apologies to Bush from anyone on the left....such as CNN and The New York Times, the ACLU, Al Gore, Ted Kennedy...

To their disappointment, our friends at The NY Times have this:

WASHINGTON — A federal intelligence court, in a rare public opinion, issued a major ruling validating the power of the president and Congress to wiretap international phone calls and intercept e-mail messages without a specific court order, even when Americans’ private communications may be involved.

The court decision, made in August 2008 by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review, came in an unclassified, redacted form.
The decision marks the first time since the disclosure of the National Security Agency's warrantless eavesdropping program three years ago that an appellate court has addressed the constitutionality of the federal government’s wiretapping powers.

In validating the government’s wide authority to collect foreign intelligence, it may offer legal credence to the Bush administration’s repeated assertions that the president has the power to act without specific court approval in ordering national security eavesdropping that may involve Americans.

Thank goodness, we certainly would not want anyone to call for Obama's impeachment.

For the record, Obama supported Bush on wiretapping legislation.

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