Jan 18 2007

News Media Claim False Victory Over NSA

Published by at 9:04 am under All General Discussions,FISA-NSA

You got to love how naive or plainly embarrassed the news media must be at the news the FIS Court has given the administration a ‘blank check’ warrant to continue their program of listening in on terrorists communications which have one end here in the US. For a reminder here is the letter from AG Gonzales which clearly indicates the ‘spying’ will continue under a FIS Court Judge’s order:

I am writing to inform you that on January 10, 2007, a Judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court issued orders authorizing the Government to target for collection international communications into or out of the United States where there is probably cause to believe that one of the communicants is a member or agent of al Qaeda or an associated terrorist organization. As a result of these orders, any electronic surveillance that was occurring as part of the Terrorist Surveillance Program will now be conducted subject to the approval of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

Clearly this says the spying will continue! Now read the Washington Post’s ridiculous spin:
>blockquote>Bush Retreats on Use of Executive Power
Allowing Court’s Role in Surveillance Is Latest Step Back

Let’s be clear. If Bush had not received what he wanted, he would not have ‘ended’ the TSP. Whatever name it runs under, the administration is doing the exaxct same thing it has been doing with the NSA – tracking down potential terrorists possibly here in the US.

Of course, the NY Times alerted the terrorists to the fact we were listening in on their conversations and tracking down agents here in the US. The paper’s drive for a Nobel could have ended up killing people. So far they have been lucky their blunder and total misreporting of the facts has not harmed anyone. The fact is Bush only stopped using the TSP on 45 day authorizations AFTER he got permanent agreement from the FIS Court. The media are such blatant liars sometimes.

23 responses so far

23 Responses to “News Media Claim False Victory Over NSA”

  1. For Enforcement says:

    Hiram Ulysses Grant

  2. stevevvs says:

    It’s nice to see people excited that Bush just might have a VETO PEN, and it may even contain ink!

    I too, hope he uses it. But I would also add, it sure would have been nice to see it work at times during the first 6 years as well!

    Actual Conservative Leadership was sorely lacking from Bush, Frist, and Haster. It was just non existant in so many circumstances.

    We got Mc Cain Feingold, we got bridges to nowhere, we got tea pot museums, we got spending way above inflation, we got 10,000 “Earmarks” on one bill alone, we got leasing of aircraft at far greater costs than purchasing, We got the TSA because in the words of Tom Daschell ” You must Federalize to Professionalize”, we got the Dept. of Homeland Security, and sooo much more.

    So now that our lack of Conservative Leadership made us look like drunken Kennedies on a night out, we have ink in the pen!

    Had half of the above been Vetoed at the time, I think we would be far better off. Yes, the Dem’s ran Blue Dogs to get the house, and the Media, as always, pounded on the Reps. But in many respects, the Reps were their own worst enemy. What happened to the Reagan Revolution? What happened to the Great class of 1994? They got fat, dumb, and happy, that’s what. They thought National Security, and National Security alone would carry the day. It did not. Yes, the media portrays the most sucessful military operation in the history of our Republic, as the worst. But ask yourself, who was pointing out that while we have lost 3,000 brave volunteers in this war, it is by far the lowest casualty count of any major war we have faught? It should have been pointed out DAILY!! WWII 400,000 lost, Korea around 40,000 lost, Vietnam around 58,000 lost. We got a fragile government up and running, etc. Our enemy is worse than the Nazis! Did you hear all this every day? No. They are spineless, for the most part. We are cowtowing to CAIR, we embrace Illegal Invaders, we feel up grandmas at the Airports. WE just don’t have the spines of a Churchill, and we sadly need them.

    A Country that does not Guard it’s Borders, Speak a Common Language, and embrase ONE Culture, is really just a collection of people. You can respect other people from other cultures, but they must Assimilate into the host Countries Culture. But with the Political Correctness, and Multi Cultural crowd doing everything possible to keep this from happening, we are becoming a nation of groups, not a nation of INDIVIDUALS. Our experiment in self governance is in serious trouble. Everyone says, and everyone thinks we live in a Democracy. We do not. This is a Represenative Republic, or at least it was. Sadly, I see so many of the institutions and traditions that made this country great disapearing before our eyes.

    It’s time for the Republican Party to become Conservative again. It is their only hope. I Hope they learn quickly, the Republic needs serious help and leadership. But todays politicians seem more interested in re-election, than doing the right thing. Look how many worthless Reps are jumping ship on the War! It sickens me.

    That’s all I have time for, I hope someone appreciated it.

  3. Barbara says:

    What do the republicans think they will accomplish with their fussing about Bush not doing the various things they want just as they want? The only alternative right now are the dems and goodness knows they will do nothing for the country. These repubs need to shut up and get behind the man so he can do his job. We elected him to make the hard decisions and now refuse to let him make them because we don’t agree with them. Too bad. We are not a democracy but a republic and contrary to the guidelines of our former president it is not the rule to stick your finger in the air to see which way the wind blows. No one is going to get everything they want. Bush has accomplished a lot and the people have undercut him with the last election but probably not any more than his own party.