Saturday, December 17, 2005

"How do you have patience for people who claim they love America, but clearly can't stand Americans?"

All I want to know now is the date and time impeachment proceedings will commence. Lying about a blowjob or violating several sections of the Bill of Rights...hmmm...tough fucking call here. I bet the Senate Ethics committee deadlocks on this one too.

From Reuters via Yahoo! News
President George W. Bush defended a secret order he signed allowing for eavesdropping on people in the United States, as he fought on Saturday for the renewal of the anti-terror USA Patriot Act.
On Capitol Hill, where a hearing has been promised on Bush's order, lawmakers in both parties said they wanted to avoid allowing the Patriot Act to expire. One possibility was a temporary extension until differences could be resolved in efforts to balance national security with civil liberties.
Bush said he made the secret order to allow eavesdropping of people in the United States after the September 11, 2001, attacks, and criticized leaks to the news media about it.
'I authorized the National Security Agency, consistent with U.S. law and the Constitution, to intercept the international communications of people with known links to al Qaeda and related terrorist organizations,' Bush said a rare live radio address.
'This is a highly classified program that is crucial to our national security,' Bush said.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, later responded by saying: 'The president's statement today raises serious questions as to what the activities were and whether the activities were lawful.'
Bush initially refused to confirm a report on Friday in The New York Times about the NSA program, saying he would not discuss sensitive intelligence matters.