February 16, 2008

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President Bush and the Republicans have been doing their best to scare the pants off the American people by lying through their teeth about the current FISA legislation and the fact-challenged pundits on Fox News Sunday did their best to perpetuate those lies this morning.

The perception they're trying to give is that if the FISA legislation isn't passed, our intelligence community will have to shut down operations and will no longer be able to conduct surveillance on suspected terrorists -- which is absurd. William Kristol is dumbfounded as to why the Democrats don't believe the president and his appointees (who cares that they have been lying to us for years?), when they say we'll all die if this legislation isn't passed. Luckily, Juan Williams steps in with the reality the GOP isn't telling the public - the U.S. government can STILL do surveillance on suspected terrorists without telecom immunity.

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