Glenn Greenwald nails the Bushies on illegal wiretaps
As Russ pointed out in his post, the Bushies and supporters have been spending a lot of time spinning that they have the legal latitude to wiretap and monitor electronic communication of Americans without a warrant. Russ:
But Bush didn’t bother asking. Why? Is the FISA court too much bother? No. Would Congress, the FISA court, or American public opinion rebuffed his attempt? No. So the only logical reason I can come up with is that Bush wanted to do some spying that he knew the Congress, FISA court, or Americans would never approve of.
Guess what Russ, it’s even worse.
In 2002 there was proposed legislation to expand the ability of the administration to spy (less latitude than Bush claims now) and his people said then that legislation was likely unconstitutional — and that didn’t include spying on American, btw.
Glenn Greenwald of Unclaimed Territory blows it wide open.