posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 08:52 PM
Originally posted by semperfortis
reply to post by Frankidealist35
You asked if anyone did.
That's only for foreign intelligence
Apparently the courts disagree with you on what transpired. I will go with the courts.
It seems like you've landed on some misinformation.
WASHINGTON — In a rare public ruling, a secret federal appeals court has said telecommunications companies must cooperate with the government to
intercept international phone calls and e-mail of American citizens suspected of being spies or terrorists.
The ruling came in a case involving an unidentified company’s challenge to 2007 legislation that expanded the president’s legal power to conduct
wiretapping without warrants for intelligence purposes.
But the ruling, handed down in August 2008 by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review and made public Thursday, did not directly address
whether President Bush was within his constitutional powers in ordering domestic wiretapping without warrants, without first getting Congressional
approval, after the terrorist attacks of 2001.
That was when Republicans were in control of the Senate.
See the word Unanimous
above. Democrats all voted in favor as well.
Right, but that doesn't excuse the President from the problem. I've seen Republicans like you act like since Congress okay'd it then it's okay
and the President has no blame. Well, the President is responsible for his own actions, and, he is the leader of Congress. No one at the time
questioned the Iraq war or questioned that there was false intelligence at the start of the war. I think you're being ignorant of the facts Semper.
That's unlike you.
Then, he went to fight an unjust war
Was it unjust to free an oppressed people?
Was it unjust to remove a dictator that was actively committing genocide; killing hundreds of thousands of Kurds using poison gas?
I supported the war, and I support staying there now at the request of the Democratically Elected Government of Iraq.
His original purpose for going into Iraq was for (1)regime change, or (2)finding their WMDs. Anything else he said was just rhetoric to get public
support for the war.
I am opposed to Abortion on Demand.
And the misuse of Pharmaceuticals.
You can't regulate the medical industry with morals. Science and religion don't mix. People need pharmaceutical drugs. It's not your right to
judge whether some patient needs a drug or not. There are also several cases when people need abortion. I think you simply oppose those two things
because of your ideology or on moral grounds. People need help and if a doctor at a CVS pharmacy won't give them a drug and they die and you're
okay with that... why do you feel like it's okay to not give people adequate medical care?
I think Bush did the best he could with the circumstances he had.
And yet your comments would indicate otherwise.
I think he did the best he could with all of the neoconservatives surrounding him in office.