Bush Derails Attempts To End Illegal Wiretapping

My husband has a friend whom I call the Costanza, because it's absolutely uncanny how every instinct he has is the exact opposite of the smart or right choice. I've been wracking my brain to figure out a meta-parallel to the Costanza to describe George W. Bush, because I have never in my life seen anyone so determined to be on the wrong side of EVERY issue--including the law--and drive this country off its rails.

Press Esc: (h/t Klos)

President Bush derailed a bill by the US Congress aimed at ending the Administration's illegal wiretapping by not providing documents related to the President's warrantless wiretapping program to the Senate Intelligence Committee that is currently reviewing the proposed legislation.

The US house of representatives last month passed the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 bill with an amendment that makes Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) the only means by which domestic electronic surveillance for the purpose of gathering foreign intelligence information may be conducted.

The bill has been referred to the Senate Intelligence Committee, but the Committee is unable to proceed as the White House has repeatedly refused to hand over the relevant documents. Read on..


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