Skip to comments.Intelligence Court Rules Wiretapping Power Legal
Posted on 01/15/2009 9:51:26 AM PST by fremont_steve
WASHINGTON â A federal intelligence court, in a rare public opinion, is expected to issue a major ruling validating the power of the president and Congress to wiretap international phone calls and intercept e-mail messages without a court order, even when Americansâ private communications may be involved, according to a person with knowledge of the opinion.
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Libtard heads exploding across the land. Errhead Amerika (if it still exists) will have material for another month. WAR CRIMES MORE IMPORANT THAN EVER FOR BU$HITLER AND CHENEY. /sarc
Its not just the left... I’m not thrilled about wiretapping citizens without warrants except in some extraordinary time sensitive situations.
Trusting President Bush43 is not the same as saying no future administration will abuse this.
Just another item to be quickly forgotten now that the self-anointed 0ne is in.
So never mind.....
are you kidding me????
this is exactly what they want- now they can jusify whenever their messiah spies on people...they will never admit what GWB did was right- they will only justify the action when hussien uses this power because the courts said it is okay...
doesn’t the timing of this ruling raise some suspicion????
Big bump to that! I have been saying the same thing for years.
All hail the glorious 4-16 years of Obama-Clinton wiretapping powers. Support the president in times of war!! (lol)
Without listening to the wiretaps, how would you know you have an extraordinary time sensitive situation on your hands?
The Left wants this power for themselves, not for a Republican administration.
Everything will be okay now. Move along.
The timing is perfect...right before the coronation.
>>Its not just the left... Im not thrilled about wiretapping citizens without warrants except in some extraordinary time sensitive situations.
If you use that logic, you can justify any search - why warrants to search homes or persons or even cavities - you might find something time sensitive?
So don’t call overseas ... not a problem.
>>And somehow the law prevented Buba Klintoon and algore from “wiretapping” American citizens for purely political purposes? Anyone remember Echelon or Clipper?<<
Are you saying that previous government wrong doing makes it so we should relax the law and trust government more?
I was responding to your logic which was, and is, faulty.
Look, these things have already been hashed out. Time of war, communications involving enemy parties outside the U. S., intelligence officers monitor communications and discover terrorism plans that require immediate action. Waiting for a warrant would delay any action beyond the time of the planned terrorism.
Yet, your opinion was that we shouldn’t be allowed to wiretap UNLESS we have an extraordinary time sensitive situation, which means, the situation cannot wait for a warrant.
But if we’re not allowed to wiretap without a warrant, then we would not know about those time sensitive plans until AFTER the terrorists have put the plans into action.
With that in mind, just how does your plan work to protect us? Or are you only concerned with picking up the bodies later?
Intelligence Court Rules Wiretapping Power LegalImagine that. What perfect timing.
I think the poster was refering to the time it takes to get the wiretap, not the time-sensitivity of the info obtained.
The more Obama changes things the more they remain the same Its a terrible shame he had to make all this stuff up against Bush and try to divide the country in order to vote for him and now when he is President he will do nothing different, he may just Communicate it better.
So they aren’t ever going to say Bush was right.... they will triangualte the issue to try and appease all sides and his base will never hold him accountable and even if they try to the media will shut them down.
A distinction without a difference.
If you can’t do the wiretap w/o a warrant, then you won’t even know a warrant is needed . . . until you see the terrorism happening on CNN Breaking News.
It’s called “spying” in Wartime. “No hands tied”...
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