Skip to comments.Sen. Clinton Blasts Bush on Eavesdropping ["strange" and "far-fetched," launching a blistering...]
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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Playing both sides against the middle. It might work, seeing as the press is in her pocket.
So did Bill, and look what happened.
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 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.
Sen. Clinton's supposition that she's not an undicted serial criminal is far-fetched.
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.
Tell us how you would do it fat a**.
As serial criminals go, the Clintons are Frosted Flakes.
She's steadily sliding over the edge of a psychological cliff into serious mental instability (if she's not there already).
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.
Well obviously, this is merely a theoretical exercise for her, because the Clinton administration never actually tried tracking down any terrorists.
"After consulting my illegally-obtained FBI file on President Bush, I note a pattern of questionable ethics and behavior..."
The only connection she's ever had to "a lawful way" is a glancing blow.
Oh no, here we go again. Another one of those flip flopping politicians. She's for eavesdropping but she's against eavesdropping?
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.
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.
I feel bad for Hillary
Life aint easy
when you are ugly, fat and sleazy.
Implying that the president is doing something 'illegal' - and of course, being reinforced by yahoo news.