Posted by: Jim | February 7, 2006

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There. Someone Finally Said It

Paul Craig Roberts, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration, has finally come right out and said why people are upset over Bush’s spying.

“…ask yourself why President Bush refuses to obey the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The purpose of the FISA court is to ensure that administrations do not spy for partisan political reasons. The warrant requirement is to ensure that a panel of independent federal judges hears a legitimate reason for the spying, thus protecting a president from the temptation to abuse the powers of government. The only reason for the Bush administration to evade the court is that the Bush administration had no legitimate reasons for its spying. This should be obvious even to a naif.”

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