Let Congress hear from you TOMORROW!

Operation Flabbergasted: Let’s Watergate Bush (UPDATE 1)
by smintheus
Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 09:39:29 PM PDT

This cannot stand. In ordering the NSA to spy secretly on America, George Bush has: overturned United States Signals Intelligence Directive 18, which prohibits domestic spying by the NSA; violated the federal act which created the FISA court to oversee covert domestic investigations; and trampled upon the Fourth Amendment guarantee against warrantless searches. It cannot stand for a day, much less a month while Congress is in recess.

On Friday, when Sen. Specter said he’d make investigating the allegations a top priority in January, it was barely possible to pretend that they might be false. But by Saturday’s radio address, when Bush defended his policy and insisted it would continue, we had entered a full-blown constitutional crisis. George Bush would love for Congress to back down from a fight next week, to go home grumbling “Wait until next year.”

Operation Flabbergasted We cannot let that happen. We have to ensure that by Monday, all hell has broken loose in D.C.

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  1. And today CNN showed a speech of bush’s from April 20, 2004 wherein he states that:

    “Now, by the way, any time you hear the United States government talking about wiretap, it requires — a wiretap requires a court order. Nothing has changed, by the way. When we’re talking about chasing down terrorists, we’re talking about getting a court order before we do so. It’s important for our fellow citizens to understand, when you think Patriot Act, constitutional guarantees are in place when it comes to doing what is necessary to protect our homeland, because we value the Constitution.”

    Raw Story reported it, but I saw it earlier on CNN, boy did my jaw drop!

  2. After each whopper Bush Co scandal, there’s always a part of me that feels like surrendering, ya know…this is all too big, the processes and institutions needed to bring about those changes are complicit in allowing for the wrong doing to occur. It’s become so painfully obvious that these thugs are beyond reproach. And when one considers the magnitude of the criminality, I mean, stop and really think about what vast, broad institutional culpability and treason we’re dealing with regarding the long-unfolding plan of the past five years that has been underway for many, many years…

    Exactly. The mind boggles.

    This admin cannot be held accountable for any number of its heinous activities because it would literally expose our entire Establishment power structure for what it is and has been, for who knows how long, but at least since the end of WW2: fascism disguised as “democracy.”

    And what’s happening now is basically what dissidents like Noam Chomsky have been saying for decades, and it’s only because the unconstitutional atrocities are SOOOOOOOOOO blatantly obvious that it’s finally begun to permeate the mega-dense propaganda that enshrouds the collective consciousness of the American public.

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