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Thursday, February 02, 2006

George "I Spy" Bush

It seems today that the Bush White House is stonewalling the Senate on providing any information about the domestic spying felony - that's the NSA spying on citizens program Bush started in violation of federal law, in case it wasn't clear. This story in in the New York Times.

I've said here before that I'd be happy enough (enough being the operative word) about the program if Bush would simply let Congress review it and TELL US that it was only being used against terrorist suspects, and those with some kind of probably cause. I've said that refusing to do so only implies to me that the program really is spying on citizens, probably DISSENTING citizens, and that claims to the contrary are bald-faced lies. (OK, I didn't write "bald-faced" before, but I did now and I mean it.)

But this isn't happening, because Bush is going back to his tactic #3 (after Ignore it, and then Lie About It) which is STONEWALL ON IT.
The administration has already drawn fire from Democrats in the last week for refusing to release internal documents on Hurricane Katrina as well as material related to the lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

And there were other notable walls put up by these usurpers. Remember the Enron / Cheney meetings when they refused to provide even Cheney's appointment schedule? How about the 9-11 Commission, when they stonewalled on appointing a commission, and have since stonewalled on implementing any of the recommendations? Or the stonewalling that occurred and continues about the phony Iraq WMDs, and the subsequent Valerie Plame identity felony?

Stonewalling is a tactic in the playbook for these bastards, and our stupid folks in Congress haven't realized yet that it will happen EVERY time. (Or maybe they do realize that and just don't know what to do about it?) Whazzup, my Congress?

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