FISA is a SECRET Court

Alberto Gonzales just claimed that the Bush Administration shouldn’t have to get warrants to spy on American citizens because “we’re at war, and there has to be a measure of secrecy.” But the court they get the warrants from, the FISA court, is a SECRET court. They have top-secret clearances, and everything is done quickly and secretly out of the public eye. There’s no chance that any enemy combatants would learn about the wiretapping from the court system.
Bush said he had a team of lawyers go over the program — but a team of lawyers isn’t going to protect us. Only the courts can make sure that people’s rights are not being compromised in the process. And as I’ve pointed out many times, the court is there not just to protect the rights of American Citizens, but to protect BUSH from criticism, and to provide him back up to show that what he’s doing is above board.
If he went around the courts, he’s doing it because he knows he can’t get warrants for what he’s doing. Which means the spying he’s doing isn’t on TERRORISTS at all. It’s on his political enemies. He’s spying on Democrats. He was spying on John Kerry and Kerry’s election team.
Bush should be impeached, then jailed.

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2 comments on “FISA is a SECRET Court
  1. lisa says:

    I think I read that FISA can even grant warrants after the fact. The whole idea behind the FISA court is that our agencies are not hamstrung in this very situation. wiretapping without warrants is blatantly unconstitutional.

  2. In the beginning, I decided to join the campaign to impeach your “smirking chimp”, my “dum’ass botch”. As evidence for that, you’ll soon be invited to click on a hyperlink.
    Before doing so, however, I would like you to read through the rest of this text. In case, you’d like to know, the hyperlink to your blog, specifically, “commonplacebook”, is found at the third hyperlink on the list below … ah, please remember, no clicking until AFTER reading the entire text.
    Perusing your blog, I believe I arrived at what is a reasonable inference. That is, both you and your readers would welcome news that indicates the campaign to impeach the president is increasing in both vigor and breadth. Ah, you’ll find that evidence by clicking on the second enclosed hyperlink.
    As for my plan for capturing Osama, again I should like to ask to refrain from clicking on any enclosed hyperlink, until AFTER you’ve read the entirety of the text.
    http://hewhoisknownassefton.blogspot.com/2006/01/osama-and-our-president-dumass-botch_20.html
    The hyperlink just above this sentence leads to my game plan. If you’ve gotten this far on the first read, without clicking on any of the enclosed hyperlinks, congrats!
    Whatever the case, remind or prepare, please keep in mind that it’s a good bet that everything else to snag bin Ladin has already been tried. I think it’s time we tried drawing on one of the few activities Americans do better than any other national group, music and pizza delivery being among those few activities.
    http://hewhoisknownassefton.blogspot.com/2006/01/danger-senator-specter-danger.html
    oh, yeah, and here’s the third hyperlink:
    http://www.reachm.com/amstreet/states-writes.htm#IN
    toodles
    ……\
    .he who is known as sefton
    oh, yes, surely, you’ve heard about the government “requesting” certain records about internet activity. oh, br’dah! … cynical and skeptical lil’ole me, I’m smelling a rat in all that. Quite candidly, I have cause to suspect that more than compiling statistics on access to pornographic websites is involved.
    oh, yeah, right after Hitler came to power, the German people were assured that, if they were innocent of untoward activity, they would have nothing to worry about … yeah, right.
    Incidentally, the second hyperlink leads to a piece that relates to governmental eavesdropping WITHOUT a warrant.

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