Thursday, March 9

Ex-Justice Lawyer Rips Case for Spying

White House's Legal Justifications Called Weak !
A former senior national security lawyer at the Justice Department is highly critical of some of the Bush administration's key legal justifications for warrantless spying, saying that many of the government's arguments are weak and unlikely to be endorsed by the courts, according to documents released yesterday.

White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said the new subcommittee will receive the same briefing the administration has provided in the past to the "gang of eight" congressional leaders, though the new group will not be allowed to share what it learns with other members of Congress.

That's right folks let's not forget what our dear Dictator/ err ahh I mean President, tells us constantly it is unpatriotic and irresponsible to ask questions or challenge his sovereign position as "commander and chief".

The panel's vice chairman, Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.), said yesterday in an interview that the proposals fall far short of allowing Congress to make judgments necessary to oversee the program. "It is 'undersight' when they tell us what they want us to know," Rockefeller said

referring to the White House.

"It's 'oversight' when we know enough to ask our own questions."

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