Thursday, March 30, 2006

Big Big News On NSA Wiretapping.

In a significant vindication for President Bush, a judge who co-authored the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act said Tuesday that the president was duly authorized under the Constitution to order the wiretapping of suspected terrorists - without getting a warrant from the FISA Court.

Democrats have been in hot pursuit of trying to declare the actions as unconstitutional ever since the New York Times disclosed the information about the secret wiretaps on suspected Al-Qaeda terrorists in this country. Some have even called for his impeachment or censure over the issue.

President Bush cited his Constitutional authority to protect the nation and put the wiretaps in place by executive order. This of course doesn’t sit well with people who feel like he should have to get a warrant from a judge. One of the judges that helped write the 1978 law testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee and said: “If a court refuses a FISA application and there is not sufficient time for the president to go to the court of review, the president can under executive order act unilaterally, which he is doing now."

Score one up for the President, and there is more where that came from.

Here is another one. Just this week five former FISA judges said that President Bush’s actions were entirely legal. Now lets see if that ends up on the front page of the New York Times.

Speaking of the New York Times, they covered the same hearing, but somehow didn’t seem to hear the judge’s favorable words about the President.

Interesting that News Max which is definitely a conservative news outlet covered both the good and bad comments but the New York Times who continues to try and tell us they have no bias missed the whole other side of the story.

1 comment:

lennyk82 said...

wiretapping on Americans is just uncalled for. This is the sure actions of a dictator and he should be removed from office.