- Sep 23, 2005
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- Political Leaning
The traitor "Patriot" Act "saves lives" according to Bush, now he says this Intel eavesdropping "save lives" and the CIA terror prisons overseas I imagine he would say "saves lives." The death penalty according to Bush also "saves lives" and when Bush completely dismembers and erradicates the US constitution, I imagine he would say he did it to "save lives":
Bush: Eavesdropping Helps Save U.S. Lives By JENNIFER LOVEN, Associated Press Writer
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WASHINGTON - Facing angry criticism and challenges to his authority in Congress, President Bush on Saturday unapologetically defended his administration's right to conduct secret post-Sept. 11 spying in the U.S. as "critical to saving American lives."
One Democrat said Bush was acting more like a king than a democratically elected leader.
Bush's willingness to publicly acknowledge some of the government's most classified activities was a stunning development for a president known to dislike disclosure of even the most mundane inner workings of his White House.
Since October 2001, the super-secret National Security Agency has monitored, without court-approved warrants, the international phone calls and e-mails of people inside the United States.
News of the program comes at a particularly damaging and delicate time.
Already, the Bush administration is under fire for allegedly operating secret prisons in Eastern Europe and shipping suspected terrorists to other countries for harsh interrogations.
The NSA program's existence surfaced as the administration and its GOP allies on Capitol Hill were fighting to save the expiring provisions of the USA Patriot Act, the domestic anti-terrorism law enacted after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
In a stinging failure to Bush, Democrats and a few Republicans who say this law gives so much latitude to law enforcement officials that it threatens Americans' constitutional liberties succeeded Friday in stalling its renewal.