President Bush tried his very best to scare the American people and distort the debate about illegal wiretapping at today's press conference by spewing falsehood after falsehood. It's genuinely hard to follow this man sometimes. First he starts off by saying that telecoms won't cooperate if they fear getting sued, but in the next breath says that the program is legal. So...the telecoms should have nothing to fear, right? Furthermore, the telecoms are obligated to comply with legal surveillance requests.
Arguably his most deceitful ploy was playing the "trial lawyer" card, despite the fact that these lawsuits are being brought by groups like the EFF who are the the exact opposite of the bogeyman, ambulance-chasing, "gravy train" trial lawyers.
Does this man actually believe what he says or does he just has no problem lying to get what he wants? Or could it be something entirely different?