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Democrats Seem Ready to Extend Wiretap Powers

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posted on Oct, 9 2007 @ 05:33 PM

Democrats Seem Ready to Extend Wiretap Powers< br />

Although willing to oppose the White House on the Iraq war, they remain nervous that they will be called soft on terrorism if they insist on strict curbs on gathering intelligence.

A Democratic bill to be proposed on Tuesday in the House would maintain for several years the type of broad, blanket authority for N.S.A. eavesdropping that the administration secured in August for six months.

In an acknowledgment of concerns over civil liberties, the bill would require a more active role by. .
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posted on Oct, 9 2007 @ 05:33 PM
I am sooo tired of hearing that our elected officials are scared "they will be called soft on terrorism" if they don't do whatever the Bush administration says needs to be done.

How about re-reading the Constitution and stop taking away the rights of the people that that "piece of paper" gave every US citizen and outlines how the USA government is suppose to run/work.

All "the administration" has to say is "then your being soft on terrorism and endangering the lives of Americans" and they roll over like trained puppy dogs.

Incredible. Unbelievable. They have NO backbone at all. All they do is keep looking forward to re-election time, they are scared if they are labeled "soft on terrorism" they might not get re-elected.

How about they do what they were elected to do, uphold the US Constitution and represent 'the people'. All they are worried about is their job being there next year.< br /> (visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Oct, 9 2007 @ 06:12 PM
What better way to get information on our enemies than to listen to their conversations?

Some people blame bad intelligence for failure to find WMD's in Iraq. So we try to better our intelligence in other ways and they freak out.

You can't have it both ways.

posted on Oct, 9 2007 @ 07:09 PM
RRconservative the Iraq intel disaster was due to the lack of having human eyes on the ground not the lack of eavesdropping but as usual no one in high places has learnt there lesson. The dems have fallen into the trap of playing into Republican hands by fearing that they will be painted weak on national security. Once again the dems have failed the US first many of them backed the Iraq war and now there quiet happy to see the governments power go unchecked.

posted on Oct, 10 2007 @ 07:44 AM
Here is another piece on the bill, though this one represents it as if the Dems are trying to limit the scope of surveillance.

House moves to limit FISA

House Democrats yesterday introduced a bill that would restrict the government"s power to eavesdrop on foreign terrorism suspects.

The legislation calls for rolling back a temporary expansion of electronic eavesdropping authority that the Democrat-led Congress approved in August. The Bush administration said the powers were needed to aid the war on terror, but liberal groups condemned them as an assault on civil liberties.

Congress has been stalling on this legislation for most of the year, while they discuss more important things like Is Rush Limbaugh dissing the Troops? and MoveON Petraeus AD...

Makes you proud to be an American with these lawmakers obsessed with non-issues.

I say we toss the whole lot of them and get a completely new and competent Congress who can do the people's work and leave the mudslinging in the media. They can bash each other on their own time.

What do you do with a worn out pair of shoes?

You toss them out and get yourself a new pair.

Congress is an old pair of shoes, it's time for a new pair.

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