Go... and read the President's own words:
"This authorization is a vital tool in our war against the terrorists. It is critical to saving American lives. The American people expect me to do everything in my power, under our laws and Constitution, to protect them and their civil liberties and that is exactly what I will continue to do as long as I am president of the United States," Bush said.
Angry members of Congress have demanded an explanation of the program, first revealed in Friday's New York Times and whether the monitoring by the National Security Agency violates civil liberties.
Defending the program, Bush said in his address that it is used only to intercept the international communications of people inside the United States who have been determined to have "a clear link" to al- Qaida or related terrorist organizations.
Ah... I see... and then.. why couldn't they get a search warrant? Isn't this exactly what the secret courts setup by the Partriot Act are for?
Republicans rant that Democrats will defend anything a Democrat leader does... just because it's a Democrat. Yet... here we have a blantant admission of rampant disregard for the law... but will Republicans condemn their own? No. They'll blame the Times. They'll talk about leaks. They'll talk about everything besides the fact that their president sees himself as all powerful. The man is insane. He doesn't care one wit about the constitution or anything else. He is blinded by power.
Damn him. Damn his supporters. Damn the Republicans. Damn the Democrats. Damn the Consititution Party and its bootlicking... Damn the Libertarians for their assinine wild-eyed pursuit of hedonism.
The government is out of control.
In the distance... some ways off still... is Go Time.
Bush just stomped on the accelerator. I suspect Hillary will actually be in power when we finally get there.