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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

FISA.. Special Comment

Keith Olbermann has the best follow up "Special Comment" on FISA.

Was that lead in the best since Keith berated Rumsfeld? DAMN SON!
a little excerpt..

"In a presidency of hypocrisy — an administration of exploitation — a labyrinth of leadership — in which every vital fact is a puzzle inside a riddle wrapped in an enigma hidden under a claim of executive privilege supervised by an idiot — this one… is surprisingly easy.

President Bush has put protecting the telecom giants from the laws… ahead of protecting you from the terrorists.

He has demanded an extension of the FISA law — the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act — but only an extension that includes retroactive immunity for the telecoms who helped him spy on you."

Much more in the middle and all very worthy of your time but for this post I'll skip to the juicy end..

"This is not a choice of protecting the telecoms from prosecution, or protecting the people from terrorists, sir.

It is a choice of protecting the telecoms from prosecution, or pretending to protect the people from terrorists.

Sorry, Mr. Bush. The eavesdropping provisions of FISA have obviously had no impact on counter-terrorism, and there is no current or perceived terrorist threat, the thwarting of which could hinge on an e-mail or a phone call going through room 641-A at AT&T in San Francisco next week or next month.

Because if there were, Mr. Bush, and you were to, by your own hand, veto an extension of this eavesdropping, and some terrorist attack were to follow, you would not merely be guilty of siding with the terrorists, you would not merely be guilty of prioritizing the telecoms over the people, you would not merely be guilty of stupidity, you would not merely be guilty of treason… but you would be personally, and eternally, responsible.

And if there is one thing we know about you, Mr. Bush, one thing that you have proved time and time again under any and all circumstances, it is that you are never responsible."

Good stuff!
I have to admit that lately I haven't watched much MSNBC because of the way the media has perverted this election. I'm referring to the debates and the way they (NBC, MSNBC, ABC & CNN) played favorites with the candidates.
The exclusion of Kucinich for me was the worse. They trivialized the only candidate that represented real change not just words. That threat to the parent companies of this corrupted media lead to Kucinichs demise. None of the big three dems spoke up or rocked the boat so to speak and shortly thereafter we said goodbye to Mr. Edwards also.
Now I guess the talking heads will throw rocks at the leftovers.

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