Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Bush: Secret wiretaps won't stop

More on secret wiretaps. This is from CNN.Com:

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush defended using government wiretaps without court authorization to monitor terrorism suspects and urged the Senate to renew the USA Patriot Act during his year-end news conference Monday.

The president said he intends to continue using secret international wiretaps to monitor activities of people in the United States suspected of having connections to al Qaeda.

"To save American lives we must be able to act fast and to detect these conversations so we can prevent new attacks," Bush said during the event, in the East Room of the White House.

"I swore to uphold the laws. Do I have the legal authority to do this? And the answer is, absolutely."

What I find amazing about this story is that even with the outrage of Congress, and the shock of the American public (if there is any shock), this president will continue to plow ahead in doing whatever he feels like doing--and such trivial items such as the law and the Constitution can be damned.

It is incredible.

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