Friday, December 16, 2005

Bush Caught Wiping His Ass With Constitution

He might as well have been. There was a story earlier this week about the Department of Defense spying on US citizens, now this:

The National Security Agency has eavesdropped, without warrants, on as many 500 people inside the United States at any given time since 2002, The New York Times reported Friday.
Unlike the DoD where soldiers typically don't question orders and where Rummy has ruled with an iron fist and fired or demoted (or sent to Iraq?) those who've disagreed with him and his directives, there are lots of career civil servants in the NSA. These guys not only have read the Constitution, but they know what it means. Consider this:

But some NSA officials were so concerned about the legality of the program that they refused to participate, the Times said.
But like those pesky scientists who recommended that Plan B be approved for over the counter sales and those who expressed alarm over global warming effects, these experts were ignored by BushCo. too.

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