Reuters: "U.S. News and World Report . . . reported last week that more than 100 sites, including private homes, were monitored [by the NSA] without court approval as required by FISA.
"We are concerned that, under this secretive program, [the Bush] government has overstepped constitutional bounds by intruding on private property without any probable cause or valid court orders," [the Council on American-Islamic Relations]' national legal director, Arsalan Iftikhar, said in a statement. . .
In Crawford, Texas, where Bush is spending the holidays, his spokesman, Trent Duffy, defended what he called a "limited program."
"This is not about monitoring phone calls designed to arrange Little League practice or what to bring to a potluck dinner," he told reporters. "These are designed to monitor calls from very bad people to very bad people who have a history of blowing up commuter trains, weddings, and churches."
Of course, the Bushist fascists are only monitoring bad people.
Your tax dollars are being used to allow the FBI and other government branches to spy on domestic terrorist bad people, & the category "bad" apparently includes Quakers, environmentalists, animal rights activists, grannies, Code Pinks, Catholics, and (Ohh, NOOO!!) vegans.
Your tax dollars are being used by Rummy's Department of Defense to identify grannies and vegans as threats. See for yourself, here. Say, are we safer yet? Osama Bin Who?
Thanks to Bubble Boy, freedom's definitely on the march.
Our freedoms. Marching right out the door, into the dustbin.
Heckuva job, Preznit Toad-Exploder.