Friday, January 23, 2009

NSA Whistleblower Russell Tice on Bush's Domestic Spying.

As Bush leaves office we will no doubt hear much more about the astonishing illegality of his administration, but this is striking. Here we discover that journalists were also under surveillance 24/7.

And, as we suspected, there was a dragnet quality to all of this where, rather than apply for individual warrants, they simply swept up everything. That's why Bush couldn't go along with FISA, because FISA insists that you provide a reason for the wiretap.


Here's the Young Turks take on this. I'm not surprised at the scale of the lying which Bush engaged in, but the pass he has been given by the press is simply scandalous. And the illegality of what they engaged in is also breathtaking.

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