Friday, December 16, 2005

Bushocracy: Pt II

It keeps growing and growing and growing: Bush Lets U.S. Spy on Callers Without Courts - New York Times.
Months after the Sept. 11 attacks, President Bush secretly authorized the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on Americans and others inside the United States to search for evidence of terrorist activity without the court-approved warrants ordinarily required for domestic spying, according to government officials.
You know, I'm not sure what else we could possibly find out about these people. It wouldn't even phase me if we were to discover hard evidence that the Diebold electronic voting machines in Ohio were rigged. Not a problem for these people. And we still might.

So once again they have surprised no one as it is uncovered that they have been engaging in yet another anti-democratic practice, eavesdropping on one's own citizens. A few weeks ago we hear about propaganda dissemination in Iraq, now it's eavesdropping at home. A hallmark of perhaps Eastern Europe or the U.S.S.R. during the Cold War, yet brought to present-day America courtesy of Bushocracy...

Yes, Bushocracy. Where the naive prince-King, once again must have gotten in over his head, we can only guess....signing off on a questionable legal program, with likely little knowledge of the consequences of allowing such eavesdropping. Lesson after lesson in what occurs when a President has NFC as to what he's doing. Exercising precious little sense of the traditional values of American democracy that are respected the world over...