Skip to comments.FISA Gotcha!
Posted on 01/05/2006 4:30:45 AM PST by mal
What if President Bush had actually gone to the court created by the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act?
Imagine if, instead of relying on his own constitutional authority, he had done the thing his detractors now insist he should have done. That is, what if he had actually gone to the FISA court and requested authorization to eavesdrop on Americans suspected of helping al Qaeda wage its terrorist war against the United States?
Now, let's suppose the same brave, anonymous "whistleblowers" in the same sort of flagrant violation of federal law and of the oath of confidentiality they gave to be trusted with access to the nation's most sensitive information had instead leaked that program. Let's suppose they had gone to James Risen of the New York Times and told him not about warrantless wiretapping but about a surge in eavesdropping under judicial imprimatur.
Would that FISA compliance have made it all okay? Do you really think there would have been no scandal?
Or, in this climate that it has so tirelessly labored to create, do you think the Times would simply have weaved a different scandal?
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WOW...what a great post !
It doesn't matter what a conservative does, somewhere there is a liberal journalist and/or politician that will complain.
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