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Saturday, January 28, 2006

Excuses, more Excuses, and the Draft

Bush defends spying on citizens, challenges Congress to do anything about it, and says that making the administration accountable for it's Katrina failures by providing information restricts his ability to work. Then he says he's 'transforming' the military, in response the the report that the Army is about to hit the wall. Well, if you can't recruit and can't retain, which is what is happening, then you have to DRAFT, right?

Asked if he would support efforts in Congress to spell out his authority to continue the eavesdropping program, Bush cited what he said was the extreme delicacy of the operation.

"But it's important for people to understand that this program is so sensitive and so important that if information gets out to how we run it or how we operate it, it'll help the enemy," he said. "Why tell the enemy what we're doing?"

"We'll listen to ideas. But I want to make sure that people understand that if the attempt to write law makes this program -- is likely to expose the nature of the program, I'll resist it," he said.

Um, excuse me. You're talking about it, so it's out there. You've already alleged (lied probably, like every other time your mouth opens) that you're only snooping on calls involving KNOWN Al-Qaeda folks going out of the country or coming into the country. You said that in your press conference. IF that is true, how much more can a law to restrict the spying to those folks damage your program? YOU already gave away the core of it - UNLESS YOU WERE LYING AGAIN.



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