Mr Bush Dissimulates In Denying Warrantless Spying on American Citizens

Mr Bush has lied again to the American people. Now he denies having misled his subjects about the Gestapo’s latest violation of our civil liberties: The National Security Agency: a terrorist organization that is beyond the control of Congress or the American people.

“As Mr. Bush continued to defend the program in San Antonio, he was asked about a remark he made in Buffalo in 2004 at an appearance in support of the antiterrorism law known as the USA Patriot Act, where he discussed government wiretaps.

“Any time you hear the United States government talking about wiretap,” Mr. Bush said in Buffalo, “a wiretap requires a court order.”

He added: “Nothing has changed, by the way. When we’re talking about chasing down terrorists, we’re talking about getting a court order before we do so.”

Asked about that charge on Sunday, Mr. Bush said: “I was talking about roving wiretaps, I believe, involved in the Patriot Act. This is different from the N.S.A. program.”

For more on the sordid and often used excuse of “National Security” to eviscerate our freedoms and persecute ethnic and ideological minorities, see New York Times.

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