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Warantless Surveillance Program to Become Legal

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Jun25-06, 07:02 PM
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WASHINGTON -- The White House is nearing an agreement with Congress on legislation that would write President Bush's warrantless surveillance program into law, the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman said Sunday.
I thought bush already said it was legel?

It looks bipartisan. So it might not be as bad.
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Here is the link to th OP

But there is more, and this time a Republican is complaining.

WASHINGTON — In a sharply worded letter to President Bush in May, an important congressional ally charged that the administration might have violated the law by failing to inform Congress of some secret intelligence programs and risked losing Republican support on national-security matters.
The letter from Rep. Peter Hoekstra, R-Mich., the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, did not specify the intelligence activities that he believed had been hidden from Congress.
But Hoekstra, who was briefed on and supported the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program and the Treasury Department's tracking of international banking transactions, clearly was referring to programs that have not been publicly revealed.

I don't know how long the congress will allow this type of activity to go on. The spying on Americans just seems to drift deeper and deeper into a huge secretive black hole. According to the link there are even more methods of data collection being used that the Congressional intelligence committees have not been briefed on.

With so many agencies involved ie CIA, NSA, FBI, Military plus Bush's cabal of inexperienced political appointees and henchmen like Rove, the potential for abuse using these secretive methods is very problematic.

This information in the wrong hands could result in rigging of elections, rigging the stock market, Industrial spying, the possibilities to do wrong with this personal and financial information are almost unlimited.

Yea, I know that there are terrorists out there somewhere, but gathering information using the current tactics still isn't going to guarantee that they won't strike us. I hope to God that the Bush administration is not going to gather so much information that they trip over it.

Bear in mind we had all the basic information that we needed to stop 911, it just never was passed on to those who could act on it. Two FBI agents had vital information that was ignored. If the many agencies currently involved have a problem with the interagency rivalries and incompetence that led to the 911 information being sidetracked, this info jamboree is all a waste of time.

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