Skip to comments.Surrendercrats Surrender On FISA Bill
Posted on 06/23/2008 10:04:07 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Boy, the spine sure has melted out of those Democrats! Was it really only just last week Presidential candidate Barack Obama promised to fight the telecom amnesty element of the new FISA legislation that gave Bush everything he wanted and more to protect America from terrorist attack? When promoting how the House Dems caved on the FISA legislation, Obama made a promise I knew then was as fake as all his positions on key issues of the day:
Under this compromise legislation, an important tool in the fight against terrorism will continue, but the Presidents illegal program of warrantless surveillance will be over. It restores FISA and existing criminal wiretap statutes as the exclusive means to conduct surveillance - making it clear that the President cannot circumvent the law and disregard the civil liberties of the American people. It also firmly re-establishes basic judicial oversight over all domestic surveillance in the future. It does, however, grant retroactive immunity, and I will work in the Senate to remove this provision so that we can seek full accountability for past offenses.
Emphasis mine. I and many leftwing bloggers have noted how this bill does nothing to change the adjustments Bush made to surveillance of terrorists overseas and their contacts here in the US. In fact, for the first time foreign nationals in the US are not being given the same rights and US citizens when terrorists contact them on US soil.
So will Obama succeed in his promise to rip telecom amnesty from the bill? Hell no, at least according to reporting out today on the Senates plans to roll over and let this bill pass:
Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold will not filibuster a compromise version .......
(Excerpt) Read more at strata-sphere.com ...
Now put the Democrats (Pelosi, Reid, et al) in the fourth sub-basement of the Yuri I. Nosenko Hospitality Suites for the duration of the War to Save the World from Islamofascist Jihad.
I and many leftwing bloggers have noted how this bill does nothing to change the adjustments Bush made to surveillance of terrorists overseas and their contacts here in the US. In fact, for the first time foreign nationals in the US are not being given the same rights and US citizens when terrorists contact them on US soil.Thanks Ernest. I think there was also a topic about this last week?
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