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Obama Administration Blocks Release of Bush Administration Surveillance Policy Memos
Fox News ^ | 8/29/11 | ap

Posted on 08/29/2011 3:51:48 PM PDT by Nachum

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department is refusing to release legal memos the George W. Bush administration used to justify his warrantless surveillance program, one of the most contentious civil liberties issues during the Republican president's time in office.

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KEYWORDS: administration; blocks; obama; release

1 posted on 08/29/2011 3:51:53 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Yah, because it’s now all right to spy on the citizenry.

It’s probably been expanded since then.


2 posted on 08/29/2011 3:54:55 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Nachum

Gee, you don’t suppose there might have been
justification, actual instances of terrorist
communications? This administration is criminal.


3 posted on 08/29/2011 3:54:55 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Nachum

If they are against this I am for it???? What gives?


4 posted on 08/29/2011 3:55:27 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Nachum

Must be nothing in there to make Bush look bad


5 posted on 08/29/2011 3:58:53 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan

Ha!... But Bush isn’t running as much as some want to compare him. He’s history.


6 posted on 08/29/2011 4:00:40 PM PDT by caww
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To: ColdOne

Cause they’re doing the same dam thing.. and in this case I doubt it’s just for national security reason.. which are entirely justified.


7 posted on 08/29/2011 4:02:26 PM PDT by Track9 (Make War!!)
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To: Nachum

They don’t want to release them because they are using them.


8 posted on 08/29/2011 4:02:49 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer
Exactly! Obama doesn't want to take the heat when/if another terrorist attack comes.

"Mr. Obama, is it TRUE, you could have prevented this, had you been monitoring communications from terrorists into this country?" Obama does NOT want this question to be asked.

9 posted on 08/29/2011 4:24:27 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: Nachum

I would argue that the memos name members of the current regime along with their alleged acts of treason.


10 posted on 08/29/2011 4:43:05 PM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (All the lands of the Mideast should return to their AD 609 borders)
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To: Nachum

i’m sure that some Republican notables would be glad to speak at a VFW convention. Herman Cain, Glenn Beck, John Bolton.


11 posted on 08/29/2011 4:49:02 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: tsowellfan

And in contrast there must be things in these memos that makes Bush look good.

The entire argument about survellience was continually distorted through the propaganda of the Paulites and the leftwing by claiming that it was American citizens who were being spied on domestically when the real issue was about enemy communications coming across the border.

The democrap party and the media have continually have lied through their teeth about what the real argument was about even so it does not suprise me at all that Obama is blocking the release of these memos.


12 posted on 08/29/2011 4:55:48 PM PDT by TheBigIf
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To: Jonty30; All

“Yah, because it’s now all right to spy on the citizenry. It’s probably been expanded since then.”

You would be exactly correct. I remember hearing Rush (I think) talk about the expansion when it happened. I also remember Rush providing the audio of Obama’s complaints about Bush’s warrentless wire taps .. until Obama found out he could use it against his enemies.

What bothered me was that people didn’t know what the thing was all about. The person listening was A MACHINE. It was listening for key words or key phrasing which had been programmed into the machine. And .. the phones it was listening to were primarily those cell phones found on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Never, has any CITIZEN of America ever filed a complaint against the govt stating they had been spied upon. Surely somebody would have figured it out if they were being listened to ..?

Of course, now that Obama has expanded the program - I’m really surprised nobody has filed a complaint.


13 posted on 08/29/2011 5:53:52 PM PDT by The Final Harvest ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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To: CyberAnt

The Eshcalon program was begun under Clinton and really had nothiing to do with the arguments about surviellance by Bush.

There is no argument that has ever been made by the Bush administration that it is alright to spy on the citizenry. It is pure BS. The issue was about intercepting enemy communications across the border.

Considering that the democrats and the Paulites as well both distorted the issue continually and claimed that it was about spying on American citizens then it wouldnt suprise me if they try to do so.


14 posted on 08/29/2011 6:05:16 PM PDT by TheBigIf
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To: TheBigIf

“... about intercepting enemy communications ...”

I don’t remember the wording “across the border” being used in connection with the warrantless wire tap issue.


15 posted on 08/29/2011 6:14:43 PM PDT by The Final Harvest ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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To: CyberAnt

Most of the media would never point that out and of course Ron Paul followers never would as well but that was the issue. The original stories covered it, conservatives such as NROs Victor Davis Hanson covered it but the left-wing MSM continaully would characterize it as being about US citizens.

Even the FISA court ruled that the Commander-in-Chief had the power granted to intercept communications deemed as possibly enemy comminications coming across the border. Because that was the issue and not spying on American citizens as reports to disorted the issue to seem like.


16 posted on 08/29/2011 6:24:57 PM PDT by TheBigIf
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To: TheBigIf

I am aware, what with the extreme mis-information broadcast by the MSM, how terribly hard it is for the average person to know the truth.

No wonder the left has been able to grasp such a stronghold upon America.


17 posted on 08/29/2011 9:22:40 PM PDT by The Final Harvest ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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