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Sen. Clinton Blasts Bush on Eavesdropping ["strange" and "far-fetched," launching a blistering...]
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Posted on 01/25/2006 11:38:04 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Sen. Clinton Blasts Bush on Eavesdropping

By RON FOURNIER, AP Political Writer 7 minutes ago

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday called President Bush's explanations for eavesdropping on domestic telephone calls "strange" and "far-fetched," launching a blistering attack on the White House ahead of the president's State of the Union address.

"Obviously, I support tracking down terrorists. I think that's our obligation. But I think it can be done in a lawful way," the New York Democrat said.

Clinton, a potential 2008 presidential candidate, told reporters she did not yet know whether the administration's warrantless eavesdropping broke any laws. But the senator said she did not buy the White House's main justifications for the tactic.

"Their argument that it's rooted in the authority to go after al-Qaida is far-fetched," she said in an apparent reference to a congressional resolution passed after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack. The Bush administration has argued that resolution gave the president authority to order such electronic surveillance as part of efforts to protect the nation from terrorists.

"Their argument that it's rooted in the Constitution inherently is kind of strange because we have FISA and FISA operated very effectively and it wasn't that hard to get their permission," she said. The super-secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court was established by Congress to approve eavesdropping warrants, even retroactively, but Bush has argued that the process often takes too long.

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they're losing their minds...
1 posted on 01/25/2006 11:38:05 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
"Obviously, I support tracking down terrorists. I think that's our obligation. But I think it can be done in a lawful way," the New York Democrat said.

Playing both sides against the middle. It might work, seeing as the press is in her pocket.

2 posted on 01/25/2006 11:40:11 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Sub-Driver
But I think it can be done in a lawful way

So did Bill, and look what happened.

3 posted on 01/25/2006 11:40:37 AM PST by Michael.SF. ('Only thing worse than a Frenchman is a Frenchman who lives in Canada' - Ted Nugent.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Project Echelon!
4 posted on 01/25/2006 11:40:57 AM PST by Niteranger68 ("Spare the rod, spoil the liberal.")
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To: Sub-Driver

No, you worthless commie skank, you don't "obviously support tracking down terrorists". What you do support is undermining our mission on all fronts.


5 posted on 01/25/2006 11:40:58 AM PST by pissant
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To: Sub-Driver

I suppose she considers her husband to have tracked down terrorists in a "lawful way." The only problem is, Billy didn't track any terrorists down.


6 posted on 01/25/2006 11:41:48 AM PST by jazusamo (A Progressive is only a Socialist in a transparent disguise.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Their argument that it's rooted in the authority to go after al-Qaida is far-fetched,"

Sen. Clinton's supposition that she's not an undicted serial criminal is far-fetched.

7 posted on 01/25/2006 11:42:12 AM PST by Tax Government (Defeat the evil miscreant donkeys and their rhino lackeys.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Her judging this administration is as bad as Ted Kennedy questioning a judge on their morals and past behavior.

Have does the left (those that are rational minded) not see this?

Makes me want to puke. Christ is the only hope for this woman.


8 posted on 01/25/2006 11:43:09 AM PST by surelyclintonsbaddream
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To: Sub-Driver

Tell us how you would do it fat a**.


9 posted on 01/25/2006 11:43:38 AM PST by mortal19440
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To: Sub-Driver

As serial criminals go, the Clintons are Frosted Flakes.


10 posted on 01/25/2006 11:43:59 AM PST by Tax Government (Defeat the evil miscreant donkeys and their rhino lackeys.)
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To: Sub-Driver

She's steadily sliding over the edge of a psychological cliff into serious mental instability (if she's not there already).


11 posted on 01/25/2006 11:44:50 AM PST by carl in alaska (The democrats did not invent treason, but they invented the use of treason as a political strategy.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hillary Clinton & the entire Democrat Party = Traitors & Treason!!!! These low life pieces of human vermin are guilty of aiding and abetting our enemies, getting our troops killed and wounded, and, soon, will be responsible for the death of your families and loved ones, and the destruction of our country and freedom. You think, that is far fetched. Vote them in, and be prepared to meet your maker. And.....I can assure you, it won't be pretty.


12 posted on 01/25/2006 11:45:10 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: Sub-Driver
"Obviously, I support tracking down terrorists. I think that's our obligation. But I think it can be done in a lawful way," the New York Democrat said.

Well obviously, this is merely a theoretical exercise for her, because the Clinton administration never actually tried tracking down any terrorists.

13 posted on 01/25/2006 11:45:14 AM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: Sub-Driver
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday called President Bush's explanations for eavesdropping on domestic telephone calls "strange" and "far-fetched,"

"After consulting my illegally-obtained FBI file on President Bush, I note a pattern of questionable ethics and behavior..."

14 posted on 01/25/2006 11:45:58 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Obviously, I support tracking down terrorists. I think that's our obligation. But I think it can be done in a lawful way," the New York Democrat said.

The only connection she's ever had to "a lawful way" is a glancing blow.

(Rimshot.)

15 posted on 01/25/2006 11:46:41 AM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: Cicero

Oh no, here we go again. Another one of those flip flopping politicians. She's for eavesdropping but she's against eavesdropping?


16 posted on 01/25/2006 11:47:23 AM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Their argument that it's rooted in the Constitution inherently is kind of strange because we have FISA and FISA operated very effectively"

So in other words FISA trumps the Constitution? A law passed by Congress takes precedence over the Constitution? Only a Communist would have these thoughts.

17 posted on 01/25/2006 11:47:27 AM PST by anoldafvet
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To: RacerF150
Project Echelon!

Pres. Bush needs to specifically cite this Clinton program during his State of the Union, including the specific executive order #, not to mention Carter's executive order authorizing similar warrantless wiretaps.

18 posted on 01/25/2006 11:47:55 AM PST by Anti-MSM (Conservatives wish 9-11 never happened-liberals pretend it didn't!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I feel bad for Hillary

Life aint easy
when you are ugly, fat and sleazy.


19 posted on 01/25/2006 11:47:55 AM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: Sub-Driver
"Obviously, I support tracking down terrorists. I think that's our obligation. But I think it can be done in a lawful way," the New York Democrat said.

Implying that the president is doing something 'illegal' - and of course, being reinforced by yahoo news.

20 posted on 01/25/2006 11:48:04 AM PST by aligncare (Watergate killed journalism)
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To: Sub-Driver
"I think it can be done in a lawful way."

Like obtaining FBI files, or by hiring a Hollywood Private Investigator to dig up dirt on bimbo eruptions?

21 posted on 01/25/2006 11:48:30 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Sub-Driver
It's a WAR, Hillary/.

Here's the way it is ~ there's a bunch out there commited to killing you and your constituents, men women and children, in the vilest manner possible, and they don't happen to care if you believe they exist or not.

Most of the rest of us are prepared to resist.

We don't need your kind around here anymore.

22 posted on 01/25/2006 11:49:16 AM PST by muawiyah (-)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Obviously, I support tracking down terrorists

...to apologize for the crimes of the United States against the Holy religion of Islam".

There - that's more accurate.

23 posted on 01/25/2006 11:50:42 AM PST by ghost of nixon
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To: Sub-Driver
The RATS plan for NSA,

Al Qaeda to someone in America, listen,"go ahead with plan". Someone in America, hang up,"blow up that building on July 4th at 10am?". Al Qaeda, listen,"yea, that's right".
Summarize what was heard,"go ahead with plan. Yea, that's right".

Thank God the RATS aren't in power.
24 posted on 01/25/2006 11:51:40 AM PST by Wasanother (Terrorist come in many forms but all are RATS.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The trump card here is embodied in two words....Zaccharias and Moussaoui. FISA turned down the Bush administration's request to scour his computer, pre 9-11.


25 posted on 01/25/2006 11:52:09 AM PST by wayoverontheright
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To: Sub-Driver

"Flailing," the only word that describes Hillary.


26 posted on 01/25/2006 11:52:50 AM PST by FlipWilson
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To: Sub-Driver

Thank God that most Americans see through her ridiculous rhetoric. Even Dems don't really trust or like her. Please, please let her win the nomination of her party...what a landslide Republican victory that will be!


27 posted on 01/25/2006 11:52:51 AM PST by FreeLuna
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To: Sub-Driver

The worlds smartest woman cant figure it out YET???

No wonder Bill gets away with CHEATING on her DAILY!~}


28 posted on 01/25/2006 11:53:43 AM PST by funkywbr
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To: Cicero
"Please, Senator Clinton, can you explain in a detailed and explicit way exactly how you would track down terrorists without accessing their communications?"
29 posted on 01/25/2006 11:54:32 AM PST by ArmyTeach (Pray daily for our troops.)
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To: Sub-Driver; Peach; Mo1
But I think it can be done in a lawful way,"

I'd like to see how the terrorists would "lawfully" treat Sen. Clinton should they be able to somehow kidnap her.

30 posted on 01/25/2006 11:57:30 AM PST by prairiebreeze (We are grateful to our fine military. God bless them and their families.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Clinton is looking more and more like a lightweight to me. People consider her to be her husband's equal (which is not saying much IMO), but when she speaks she sounds like a lightweight.


31 posted on 01/25/2006 12:01:30 PM PST by Hendrix
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To: Sub-Driver
Correct me if I'm wrong, but was she not married to THAT MAN who had the FBI gather information on people for them, to be used for blackmail, etc? Wasn't it called "File Gate" or something like that? ;o)

Yep, I do believe Bill and Hill brought Echelon into their 'criminal' world. They were able to use that information to blackmail people, and coerce them to do what they wanted them to do.

32 posted on 01/25/2006 12:01:58 PM PST by NRA2BFree
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To: Sub-Driver

The smartest woman in the world even got suckered into commenting about putting restrictions on tracking down the terrorists? Especially when her state was one of the places they attacked and killed thousands?

Yet another misunderestimation.

Where are those Guinness beer guys...


33 posted on 01/25/2006 12:02:19 PM PST by leftcoaster
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To: Sub-Driver

".. done in a lawful way."

lol

she is a work, indeed


34 posted on 01/25/2006 12:03:42 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Monthly Donor spoken Here. Go to ... https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is wonderful. Really, the more we can push Hillary and the other Leftie Moonbats to oppose everything we try to do in the WOT, the better.


35 posted on 01/25/2006 12:04:15 PM PST by LS
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To: Cicero
"Obviously, I support tracking down terrorists. I think that's our obligation. But I think it can be done in a lawful way," the New York Democrat said.

You think? I think this gets translated down to the basic, long-standing impression that on defense issues, the GOP position is "We defend America" and the Dem position is "We defend America, too, but..." And then fill in the blank with whatever the complaint of the day is.

36 posted on 01/25/2006 12:05:17 PM PST by Huck (Roe/Kelo: You have a right to privacy IN your bedroom; you just don't have a right TO your bedroom.)
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To: NormsRevenge

That was my reaction to that line, too. Lawful way from a Clinton. lol!


37 posted on 01/25/2006 12:05:59 PM PST by Huck (Roe/Kelo: You have a right to privacy IN your bedroom; you just don't have a right TO your bedroom.)
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To: Sub-Driver
I might be wrong, here, but I don't think that 'soft on terrorists' is going to go over well in NY. 9-11 made my family members in NY (all life-long democrats) into hardcore conservatives.

Have the Republicans in NY found someone to run against her?

38 posted on 01/25/2006 12:06:05 PM PST by wbill
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To: Sub-Driver
I have a few questions for Hillary?
1.Who hired the bar bouncer CRAIG LIVINGSTONE.
2.Who took the money from the Chinese communist?
3.what did you do with the FBI files that the guy you didn't hire gave you?
4.Who killed your boyfriend Vince Foster?

Lots more but you get the idea..Things coming from this woman mouth means nothing..
39 posted on 01/25/2006 12:07:41 PM PST by Beth528
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To: pissant
"No, you worthless commie skank, you don't "obviously support tracking down terrorists". What you do support is undermining our mission on all fronts."


I love when she says stuff like this.
It's just one more nail in her political coffin.......:0)
40 posted on 01/25/2006 12:08:39 PM PST by yer gonna put yer eye out (Note to NYT: Those who spin, cannot win...(think Johnny Cochran))
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To: Sub-Driver
"Obviously, I support tracking down terrorists. I think that's our obligation. But I think it can be done in a lawful way," the New York Democrat said.

Clinton, a potential 2008 presidential candidate, told reporters she did not yet know whether the administration's warrantless eavesdropping broke any laws.

So just what is your bitch? Bitch.

41 posted on 01/25/2006 12:09:34 PM PST by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: sgtbono2002

Its worked for Ted Kennedy.


42 posted on 01/25/2006 12:11:06 PM PST by 359Henrie
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To: prairiebreeze
"Their argument that it's rooted in the Constitution inherently is kind of strange because we have FISA and FISA operated very effectively and it wasn't that hard to get their permission," she said.

Well, that's a lie. FISA does not work effectively.

1. The FBI couldn't even get FISA to sign onto a warrant to examine Massoui's computer, FGS.

2. The Justice Department reports that more warrants were rejected or modified in the last 4 years of the Bush administration than the previous 4 administrations combined.

That doesn't sound very effective to me.

43 posted on 01/25/2006 12:12:03 PM PST by Peach
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To: Anti-MSM
Pres. Bush needs to specifically cite this Clinton program during his State of the Union, including the specific executive order #, not to mention Carter's executive order authorizing similar warrantless wiretaps.

And all of this pales in comparison to what Lincoln did to the Copperhead Democrats during the Civil War. How wonderful would it be if Bush could jail all of his political opposition.

44 posted on 01/25/2006 12:14:52 PM PST by Niteranger68 ("Spare the rod, spoil the liberal.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Didn't her husband actually *release* terrorists in order to get more votes for her?

How can she say she supports going after terrorists???

Pinz


45 posted on 01/25/2006 12:15:41 PM PST by pinz-n-needlez
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To: Peach
Powerline has a very good recap and commentary on Gonzalez' rebuttal of the allegations against NSA taps. It's a little hard to read on the FR post, so I'd recommend reading it straight off Powerline.

Gonzales Crushes Arguments Against NSA's International Surveillance

You'll have to scroll down a little.

46 posted on 01/25/2006 12:20:40 PM PST by prairiebreeze (We are grateful to our fine military. God bless them and their families.)
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To: prairiebreeze
Legal Authorities Supporting the Activities of the National Security Agency Described by the President," Department of Justice White Paper, January 19, 2006
47 posted on 01/25/2006 12:28:25 PM PST by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: prairiebreeze

I have to re-read that because I wasn't sure I followed all the points. But as long as Gonzales is comfortable HE understands the constitutionality of the spying program, I'm comfortable.


48 posted on 01/25/2006 12:28:32 PM PST by Peach
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To: Sub-Driver

I despise this worm.....crawl back in your hidie hole, Hillary.


49 posted on 01/25/2006 12:28:53 PM PST by auto power
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To: Sub-Driver
"Obviously, I support tracking down terrorists. I think that's our obligation. But I think it can be done in a lawful way," the New York Democrat said.

"Of course I have no effing clue on how to do that, I just know it would be the opposite of what the President does", she continued.

50 posted on 01/25/2006 12:29:07 PM PST by CaptRon (Pedecaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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