Saturday, December 17, 2005
Oh Boy, more Bush bashing by the media
President Bush said Saturday he has no intention of stopping his personal authorizations of a post-Sept. 11 secret eavesdropping program in the U.S., lashing out at those involved in revealing it while defending it as crucial to preventing future attacks.
Bush said the program was narrowly designed and used "consistent with U.S. law and the Constitution." He said it is used only to intercept the international communications of people inside the United States who have been determined to have "a clear link" to Al Qaeda or related terrorist organizations.
The program is reviewed every 45 days, using fresh threat assessments, legal reviews by the Justice Department, White House counsel and others, and information from previous activities under the program, the president said.
Appearing angry at points during his eight-minute address, Bush said he had reauthorized the program more than 30 times since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and plans to continue doing so.
He said it is designed in part to fix problems raised by the Sept. 11 commission, which found that two of the suicide hijackers were communicating from San Diego with Al Qaeda operatives overseas.
"The activities I have authorized make it more likely that killers like these 9-11 hijackers will be identified and located in time," he said.Without identifying specific lawmakers, Bush said congressional leaders have been briefed more than a dozen times on the program's activities.
.....and yet his critics, mostly Dems. of course, continue to charge Dubya with "not doing enough on the war on terror" and "America is not any safer under his watch".....oh yeah, and he lies all the time about everything. While at the same time the Left continues to obstruct Bush at every turn and give our enemy every reason to believe they're going to win this battle....all they have to do is broadcast the words that the liberal left spews most every day about Bush and the war. Why it almost looks like the Democrats really want the U.S. to lose......so they can win an election???? Ah, what patriots!
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