Senior Bush administration officials told Congress on Tuesday that they could not pledge that the administration would continue to seek warrants from a secret court for a domestic wiretapping program, as it agreed to do in January.
Rather, they argued that the president had the constitutional authority to decide for himself whether to conduct surveillance without warrants.
Somebody get a constitutional expert to the White House immediately.
Protection against searches without warrants is a fundamental right of all Americans. President Bush feels he, and he alone, is entitled to throw that fundamental right overboard. Why? He would say to fight his 'war on terror.' I would say to protect him from oversight- oversight that has not been kind to him with discovery of torture, secret renditions to other nations that torture, Abu Grahib and secret CIA prisons.
I continue to believe in my oft stated principle- those who hide things generally have something to hide.
Again I ask, "How can conservatives tolerate this president?" Do they no longer believe in limited government?