4 comments December 19th, 2005at 10:58am Posted by Eli

Is Gonzales really saying what I think he’s saying???

With Democrats and Republicans alike questioning whether President Bush had the legal authority to approve the program, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales argued that Congress had essentially given Bush broad powers to order the domestic surveillance after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

“Our position is that the authorization to use military force which was passed by the Congress shortly after Sept. 11 constitutes that authority,” said Gonzales.

Domestic surveillance is the same thing as military force???

Oh well, I suppose we should be grateful that Bush limited himself to eavesdropping rather than full-blown home invasions. Can I have America back now, please?

Entry Filed under: Bush,Constitution,Republicans,Wankers,War


  • 1. SB Gypsy  |  December 19th, 2005 at 12:59 pm

    Gonzalez is so full of shit. I wish they would just test that in a court of law, instead of just letting him make it up as he goes along.

  • 2. Anonymous  |  December 19th, 2005 at 7:08 pm

    Here’s a question. Who leaked the info about the wiretaps to the New York Times? Its too bad they sat on it for so long, but I wonder what the motive was for telling them in the first place?

  • 3. Eli  |  December 19th, 2005 at 7:29 pm

    I can only assume that they were appalled that the Constitution was getting shat upon, but they didn’t want to get their ass fired or worse.

  • 4. Multi Medium » Pres&hellip  |  February 3rd, 2007 at 7:34 pm

    […] I’m a bit overwhelmed, really. Torture, murder, indefinite detention without charges or trial, secret prisons, and now eavesdropping on phone conversations without warrants. And all of this is supposedly well within the law and the Constitution, according to the administration and its apologists. There’s one right-wing spin (okay, outright lie) that the FISA statute really does allow the administration to dispense with warrants altogether, and now the administration has moved on to actually claiming that the congressional authorization to use force in Afghanistan and Iraq somehow encompasses warrantless wiretapping and, I suspect that if pressed, they will insist that it somehow “legalizes” torture, murder, and unlawful detentions as well. […]

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