Daily Revolt

September 20, 2007

Bush Calls for Expansion of Spy Law

There is no limit to this guy's arrogance. He wants it all. The problem is that Democrats in Congress don't seem to have much of a backbone. They seem to not understand that Bush thinks himself some kind of King. In 2009, will Dubya relinquish power or will he try some kind of coupe d'etat:
President Bush said Wednesday he wants Congress to expand and make permanent a law that temporarily gives the government more power to eavesdrop without warrants on suspected foreign terrorists.

Without such action, Bush said, "our national security professionals will lose critical tools they need to protect our country."

Under the new law, the government can eavesdrop without a court order on communications conducted by a person reasonably believed to be outside the U.S., even if an American is on one end of the conversation — so long as that American is not the intended focus or target of the surveillance.

In requesting the change, the Bush administration said technological advances in communications had created a dire gap in the ability to collect intelligence on terrorists.

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