Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Democrats Disappoint Once Again

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush pressured the House on Wednesday to pass new rules for monitoring terrorists' communications, saying ''terrorists are planning new attacks on our country ... that will make Sept. 11 pale by comparison.''
Bush said he would not agree to giving the House more time to debate a measure the Senate passed Tuesday governing the government's ability to work with telecommunications companies to eavesdrop on phone calls and e-mails between suspected terrorists. The bill gives phone companies retroactive protection from lawsuits filed on the basis of cooperation they gave the government without court permission -- something Bush insisted was included in the bill.
About 40 lawsuits have been filed against telecom companies by people alleging violations of wiretapping and privacy laws. The House did not include the immunity provision in a similar bill it passed last year.

There appears to be no hope that the Senate will stop kowtowing to Bush on anything associated with our eternal war on terror. Time for some new Senate leadership!!


At 9:32 AM, Anonymous Alonso said...

Fear, fear, fear, fear. Thats all the damn techniques they can use to get people to follow there stupid actions. It is the act of instilling fear to masses (as me and Dr. Lou were discussing last night).

I recall a quote from one the nazi army generals at the time of the numberg war trials (that has a similar comparison to today):

“Of course the people don’t want war. But after all, it’s the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it’s always a simple matter to drag
the people along whether it’s a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger.”

--Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials.


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