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More From The NY Times On The NSA Program

Drum: "...The point is that it appears to be illegal, and if George Bush believed it was genuinely critical to our national security he should have

Drum:

"...The point is that it appears to be illegal, and if George Bush believed it was genuinely critical to our national security he should have asked Congress to pass legislation authorizing it. The president is simply not allowed to decide for himself to break the law simply because it's inconvenient, and the excuse that he couldn't go to Congress because that would expose valuable secrets to al-Qaeda is laughable...read on"

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