So the judges didn't know about the illegal wiretapping program
FISA court judges have requested a briefing on the NSA's wiretapping of Americans without a warrant. Evidently the judges were not aware of this program, one judge has already resigned in protest. The briefing is scheduled for next month. I wonder if the executive branch will try to mislead them in this briefing, considering the lies about the War on Terror and the fuck-uped response to Hurricane Katrina, I would say yes. But these judges won't be fooled so easily.
Here's what so scary:
One government official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the administration complained bitterly that the FISA process demanded too much: to name a target and give a reason to spy on it.You mean a written justification like "This American telephone number that belongs to Jim Bob in Idaho has been talking to a known terrorist in Algeria and we would like to listen in order to see if they are planning a terrorist attack. How did we get this information? We were listening to the Algerian talking to a friend in Tunisia and the American phone number popped up"?
"For FISA, they had to put down a written justification for the wiretap," said the official. "They couldn't dream one up."
SO NOW THE N.S.A. IS SPYING ON AMERICANS BECAUSE SOMEONE DIDN'T WANT TO DO THE FUCKING PAPERWORK??!?!? Or they couldn't find the justification for spying on Americans??? Do you know what that sounds like? Oh we want to spy on someone who we don't like, so we'll have the NSA listen in on their phone calls. Fuck the law, fuck the constitution, fuck the rights of American citizens.
And for all the whinging wingnuts out there I have one question.
Would you feel comfortable with President John Kerry or President Hilary Clinton or President Mark Warner with this power? I didn't think so.