To: William Creel
... I do think that Bush overstepped his bounds ...
IMHO, I have the opposite view based on reading Article II of the Constitution and the inherent powers of the Commander-in-Chief. Not in FISA a statute contrived by Congress, written at a time when many only wanted to hobble the National Security.
However this can be good. First, Republicans are not kicking, screaming and hollering to avoid any truth finding - as the Democrats have done in a previous Administration (that will remain nameless).
Second, maybe the checks and balances are supposed to work this way rather than in our courts. The courts should be a last step.
Third and last, Americans will see, if televised, exactly who they voted for and what they got.It would bring it home much better since the last "poll" I saw puts a majority of voters on the President's side wanting security.
posted on 01/15/2006 4:32:02 PM PST
(I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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