Friday, March 09, 2007

Lawlessness in The Age of Bush

The debate last year over renewal of the USA Patriot act was a rare instance in which Congress – or at least some members – pushed back against the imperial Bush presidency and successfully fought to include some safeguards on the powers of the FBI, among other federal agencies.
I don’t shock easily these days. Six-plus years of George Bush will do that. But I was shocked, just shocked to see that the FBI has broken the law by abusing its powers to secretly obtain private information from you, I and our fellow Americans.
Then I realized that Bush had said all along that he was under no obligation to honor USA Patriot Act provisions, or any other law, for that matter.
So what’s the big deal? The FBI is merely following the lead of our lawless president.
More here.

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