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Bush's Ari Fleischer ‘Proud’ to Defend Obama on Internet Surveillance
CNS News ^ | June 11, 2013 | Fred Lucas

Posted on 06/12/2013 6:40:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Former Bush White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer said he was “proud” to defend President Barack Obama in his massive surveillance of the Internet, likening it to making people walk through metal detectors at airports.

“The fundamental notion of is it good for this country if the United States government is collecting massive information in an attempt to find small numbers of individual people who could do us harm?” Fleisher told CNN’s Anderson Cooper Friday, where he debated Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald, who broke the story.

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)

“It reminds me, Anderson of other things we’ve accepted in life, such as going through airports. All innocent people go through metal detectors. Innocent people take off their shoes. Why? To find an occasional one or two bad people, and frankly, we haven’t had that in recent years.”

Last week The Guardian of London and The Washington Post reported that the National Security Agency had a program that allowed the federal government to tap into servers of major U.S. companies such as Google, AOL and Facebook to scoop out communications that could lead to tracking foreign nationals suspected of terrorism....

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: arifleisher; bush; dcdictatorship; nsa; obama
You could knock me over with a feather.
1 posted on 06/12/2013 6:40:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another establishment figure who hasn’t a clue about the war going on in the country....that of the govt versus the rest of us.


2 posted on 06/12/2013 6:41:36 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If there’s one thing the two parties have in common, it’s love of governmental overreach.


3 posted on 06/12/2013 6:42:57 PM PDT by RB156
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

RINO’s him and the others who defend spying on us while attacking the man who told us obama was lying.

What we have is two parties, they have slight difference and we have us.

The ruling elitist class care about their power and wealth while we are used to elect them , well no more and maybe that is why they want millions of illegals to come in and change the country


4 posted on 06/12/2013 6:43:35 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Anyone who defends these Unconstitutional Acts is the enemy. Make no mistake about it.

Take names. Make notes. (you got that NSA?)


5 posted on 06/12/2013 6:45:42 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Someone might want to tell Ari La La Land about the Boston bombers. The Russians knew they were dangerous. Obama and Ari’s boys didn’t. Probably listening to too many conservatives and TEA Party people threw them off of their game.


6 posted on 06/12/2013 6:46:01 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (23,116,441 households on Food Stamps! Now that's what I call HISTORICAL!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If the statement is true ... why go after Snowden?
7 posted on 06/12/2013 6:46:41 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“proud” to defend President Barack Obama in his massive surveillance of the Internet, likening it to making people walk through metal detectors at airports.

Here's where the apparatchiks blow it. BOTH systems are f'd up. We need to profile the perps, not shakedown the whole bloomin country. I KNOW there's a risk, but there always is.
1. Profile the perp-class to the hilt;
2. NEVER tell the public how you're doing it, where or when.
3. Let good ole natural-born vigilantism do the rest.

Get the government back inbounds on the Bill of Rights. Good grief!

8 posted on 06/12/2013 6:47:22 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU...)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
How the hell did the “feds” miss the Boston Duo? They even got a heads-up from both Russia and Saudi Arabia.

Let's say “we” capture a Talibunny and get his cell phone with the contact numbers. You mean NSA can't track down those numbers and then go in a further 100 generations without downloading 100,000,000 verizon customers' phone records? I find that difficult to believe.

9 posted on 06/12/2013 6:53:06 PM PDT by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So he was a former Bush something. A competent writer would tell us what he is doing now.


10 posted on 06/12/2013 6:54:00 PM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Don't these peckerwoods realize that Obama has redefined the enemy as patriots, veterans, tea partiers, and pro-Constitutionalists.

We either have a new definition of stupid...or we are looking at the face of Obama's communist fellow travelers.

I don't think the Bush family is Communist...but something here just doesn't make sense.

11 posted on 06/12/2013 6:56:44 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl

Ari Fleischer

Lawrence Ari Fleischer (born October 13, 1960) is a former White House Press Secretary for U.S. President George W. Bush, from January 2001 to July 2003. Today, he works as a media consultant for the NFL,[2] Bowl Championship Series, and other various sports organizations and players through his company, Ari Fleischer Sports Communications.[3] He is also an international media consultant to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.[4][5] He helped Mark McGwire in his media strategy for his admission of steroid usage. He was also briefly hired by Tiger Woods to help him with a strategy to make his entrance back on the PGA Tour, but was not retained after news stories surfaced promoting his representation of Woods. He was hired by the Green Bay Packers as a consultant in August 2008.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ari_Fleischer


12 posted on 06/12/2013 6:57:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We are surrounded by Traitors and Nazi’s./


13 posted on 06/12/2013 6:59:09 PM PDT by Venturer
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14 posted on 06/12/2013 7:00:10 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl

Another link ... http://www.biography.com/people/ari-fleischer-9542454


15 posted on 06/12/2013 7:00:41 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ari works for CNNNNNNNNNNNN...right?


16 posted on 06/12/2013 7:05:05 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where is a good pie thrower when you need one :)

He has no clue. He is a loyal Bush talking head.


17 posted on 06/12/2013 7:07:01 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The more of this crap I see and hear, the more I feel that the late George Wallace was correct. That there really ISN’T a dime’s worth of difference between the 2 parties!


18 posted on 06/12/2013 7:16:04 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: Migraine

Migraine ~:” Former Bush White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer said he was “proud” to defend President Barack Obama ...”

Yeah , I used some of his butter this morning on my bagel.
I think he has had a few too many hits in the head to continue with the NFL though.. thatswhy they got him off the field and up into the press box. </s >
Sure am glad they got him off the field in 2003 , so that he could get groopted in the airport line like the rest of us.
He probably thinks its more fun than Saturday nite , date nite !
And then we wonder why the country is in the fix its in right now .. !


19 posted on 06/12/2013 7:16:30 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (" Criminals simply donÂ’t care if they break the law. " by Larry Correia)
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To: Tucker39

I beleive that you’re right !


20 posted on 06/12/2013 7:17:25 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (" Criminals simply donÂ’t care if they break the law. " by Larry Correia)
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To: Christie at the beach

No, he’s not loyal to W.

He is one of the bright ones I WISH was on our side. He never was.

Just like our magnetic pole realigns... I think we’re about to see jumpers on both sides. Some weird portal has been opened. Age of Aquarius or something.


21 posted on 06/12/2013 7:33:19 PM PDT by txhurl (RNC 'voter suppression': attempting to limit each voter to ONE vote!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
C’mon people. You have a man in the White House that emphaticlly stated that his goal and his parties goal was to dismantle a surveillance program initiated by a person that was a complete idiot, a fraud and a man that staged a war just to control the masses and line the pockets of his oil buddies.

Now this man is in office and not only does he not dismantle ANYTHING, he increases the functionality and capacity of that very system.

Why do you ask? Because he has now been exposed to the secret data and scenarios discovered in the fight against these avowed terrorists that have planned or are planning to kill each and every American child, woman and man.

This NSA episode has scared the living crap out of me because now I know that these are real threats and not just political footballs used to further a political agenda. These pose a clear and present danger to our world as we know it.

I always thought a small nuclear device, a flask full of deadly biologicals or even the use of hand held missiles to bring down an airliner filled with your loved ones was just movie or a novel plot steeped in conjecture and supposition.

Well it appears the impossible accompanied by the implausible may be only days,weeks or months away. I for one am terrified.

22 posted on 06/12/2013 7:58:47 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: Cyman

Don’t be:

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2312894/posts


23 posted on 06/12/2013 8:05:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The man’s mommy... BIG dimrat demon activist... ari is too but he will not admit to it... he is always progressive... is he gay?

LLS


24 posted on 06/12/2013 8:07:07 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Tucker39

Ari Fleischer = Yet another reason Bush had a failed presidency.

W = the republican Jimmy Carter


25 posted on 06/12/2013 8:08:35 PM PDT by Memphis Moe
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Liberal Obama lovers and liberal RINOs who served under Bush are the only ones that don’t think this Snowden character is a national hero. To them it’s all about state control. Bush was almost as liberal as Urkel Barry.


26 posted on 06/12/2013 8:10:35 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wish I could take solace with that post but I am afraid we will need another 9/11 to regain what I believe to be the proper perspective regarding the zealousness, determination and pure savagery so characteristic of these people.

Those who ignore history and it’s hard earned lessons are bound to repeat them. I just never thought our assembled memories would have so diminished in less than a generation.


27 posted on 06/12/2013 8:22:23 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

guess he has to defend his guy but, this administration has taken 1st and 4th amendment abridgements over the top and fascistically so.


28 posted on 06/12/2013 8:41:15 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Miss him yet?


29 posted on 06/12/2013 9:12:31 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Who? George Bush?


30 posted on 06/12/2013 9:47:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
More PROOF that there is little difference between Dems and Repubs

Call them "Leftists" or "Rinos" but the spots are the same.

31 posted on 06/12/2013 10:27:55 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It WAS Bush’s fault!


32 posted on 06/13/2013 10:40:49 AM PDT by Scarlet Pimpernel (And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?)
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