Saturday, January 24, 2009

OMG! Obama is Spying on Americans...

Is this just the GREATEST or what?!

First, Obama switches sides in the Senate vote over the NSA surveillance program AND the telecom company’s immunity (which SHOULD HAVE come as an IMPLIED IMMUNITY) and NOW he’s doubling down and urging a federal judge to set aside a ruling in a closely watched eavesdropping case that is weighing whether a U.S. president may bypass Congress and establish a program of eavesdropping on Americans without warrants.

The case involves Justice Walker's (of the 9th Circuit Court) decision to admit as evidence a classified document allegedly showing that two American lawyers for a now-defunct Saudi charity were electronically eavesdropped on without warrants by the Bush administration in 2004.

"The Government's position remains that this case should be stayed," the Obama administration wrote in a filing that for the first time made clear the new president was on board with the Bush administration's reasoning in this case.

So Obama really is continuing most of the Bush anti-terror policies!

Still, I think liberals will just grin and bear it, just as they did an earlier “UN-opposed and unprovoked military action against another sovereign nation (Bosnia), when a Democrat was in the White House.

H/T to Barry over at Cynical Nation;


Z said...

I guess this is disingenuous but I felt a lot safer with Bush ordering citizens to be listened in on than thinking obama's crew could be listening to me!
With Bush, I felt it was all about terror prevention..with Obama, I'm not so sure after what they did to Joe the Plumber!.

JMK said...

GREAT point Z!

The American Left loves to howl about "potential abuses" but when the Left is in office, they tend to actually embrace those same abuses.

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