Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Bush's Snoopgate - Newsweek National News - MSNBC.com

To hear Impeachment being discussed again excites me because I've been certain since 2003 this President is highly impeachable. The current justification for impeachment is this scandalous wiretapping by the NSA inside U.S. borders without warrants. By law the NSA is only supposed to operate outside the U.S. and there's a special procedure by which the Foreign Intelligence services can obtain warrants to act inside the U.S. President Bush ignored that law and is in clear violation of it.

Jonathan Alter calls it Bush’s Snoopgate, writing in Newsweek.

The main point of this article is the desparation Bush must be feeling. He called the publisher and editor of the NY Times into the Oval Office to ask them to withold publishing the article detailing the legal violations.

Bush's demeanor in his public appearances has been very combative since the article was published. In Alter's article the phrase is "President Bush came out swinging on Snoopgate—he made it seem as if those who didn’t agree with him wanted to leave us vulnerable to Al Qaeda" ...but... "We’re seeing clearly now that Bush thought 9/11 gave him license to act like a dictator, or in his own mind, no doubt, like Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War."

We are living in interesting times, that's for sure.