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To: Old Sarge
"As if they’ll ever be punished for anything."

So you feel that the Bush administration should be punished for wiretaps, waterboarding, coercive interrogations, sleep deprivation and the like against jihadists and other terrorists?

3 posted on 12/22/2008 9:06:33 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Barack Obama: In Error and arrogant -- he's errogant!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bush defends NSA spying program (2006)

Senators back hearings as president explains campaign remarks

WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Bush on Sunday defended his administration’s use of wiretaps on U.S. citizens without a court order, saying comments he made in 2004 that “nothing has changed” in the use of wiretaps were not misleading.

He also said that the recent exposure of the clandestine wiretapping program — which set off a storm of criticism and controversy — harms the country.

Democratic and Republican senators on Sunday expressed support for congressional hearings to review the program, which President Bush secretly authorized shortly after the September 11 attacks.

It allows the National Security Agency to intercept domestic communications without a warrant, as long as one party is outside the United States.

The president has come under heated criticism from many lawmakers, particularly Democrats, who have questioned the legality of the program.

Critics say that judicial checks and balances are a critical part of government and that the courts have a record of supporting presidential requests for wiretaps important for U.S. security.

Bush on Sunday described his program as “necessary to win this war and to protect the American people,” and added that the program has been reviewed “constantly” by Justice Department officials.

He said Congress has been briefed about it, although some lawmakers have denied being informed of the program.

http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/01/01/nsa.spying/index.html


6 posted on 12/22/2008 9:13:49 PM PST by jessduntno (Barack - Kenyan for "High Wind, Big Thunder, No Rain")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Torture? Does anyone call waterboarding torture? How about sawing off someone's head? That's what I call torture. Frankly, I don't give a darn what they do to those terrorist Muzzies. I have bigger things to worry about--like maybe the next terrorist attack.

I know the softies claim that torture does not work and you're more likely to get false information using toruture. Maybe so. I don't know but I'll leave that decision to those who really care about the safety of the American people--and it isn't liberals.

38 posted on 12/23/2008 5:19:12 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma (When the righteous rule, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule the people mourn. Proverbs 29;2)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Old Sarge

I think Old Sarge was referring to the democrats in his comment, not the Bush administration.


46 posted on 12/23/2008 6:01:49 AM PST by MortMan (Those who stand for nothing fall for anything. - Alexander Hamilton)
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