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Bloviating Zeppelin: What Is Bush Thinking?

Bloviating Zeppelin

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Thursday, January 18, 2007

What Is Bush Thinking?


From The Financial Times:

The White House has agreed in a significant policy reversal to place its controversial domestic spying programme under court supervision .

President George W. Bush will not reauthorise the “Terrorist Surveillance Programme”, which allows the National Security Agency to intercept the communications of Americans suspected of links to al-Qaeda or affiliated groups without a court warrant.

Is it likely that Bush knows the Democrats will come out swinging on this issue, as well as what we've seen on others, to include extra troops in Iraq? Or, is it because Bush knows he won't get support from his own party?

Are we now simply conceding everything to the Democrats, no matter the cost, no matter the stand, no matter the issue?

BZ

9 Comments:

Blogger Gayle said...

Dang, BZ! This is infuriating! It seems that as far as American soil is concerned, we loyal American citizens are on our own. This is a bad move on Bush's part. He should let the blasted Democrats scream and continue doing what needs to be done! He could declare Marshal law and shut them all down! I wish he would, but it seems the infighting has gotten to him.

Thu Jan 18, 07:18:00 AM PST  
Blogger Thunderstick said...

I'm startin' to think the entire democratic party has converted to islam. Why else would they scream every time someone wants to do something to help prevent terrorist attack or even just keep an eye on suspected terrorists.

Thu Jan 18, 08:30:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Gayle: I suspect his term is wearing on him in many ways.

Thunderstick: I frequently wonder to what end the Democrats insist on the things they do -- because they too would be subject to the deleterious effects of Militant Islam and terrorism. Just whom ARE they attempting to protect, or is the ignorance simply that astoundingly blantant?

BZ

Thu Jan 18, 09:39:00 AM PST  
Blogger Gayle said...

They cannot possibly be that ignorant, BZ. Arrogant, I think, but not ignorant. I think their arrogance has blinded them to their own mortality. They know the facts but it just doesn't compute. That's my take on it anyway. I've spent far too much precious time of my life trying to figure them out.

Thu Jan 18, 04:09:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It really sounds like total submittion to Islam don't it? ... Were gonna have to watch how this plays out up here. What's up with those people .. sheeeesh .. if this keeps up your gonna have to build more caves so Osama feels more at home.

Thu Jan 18, 08:03:00 PM PST  
Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

This just sucks!!!!!!!

Thu Jan 18, 09:11:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Yes, it does just plain suck indeed. Will there now be concessions all around on every issue? Is there ANYTHING the GOP will fight for?

BZ

Fri Jan 19, 06:20:00 AM PST  
Blogger BB-Idaho said...

"Or, is it because Bush knows he won't get support from his own party?" Possibly, we learn from
WikiPed that
"On March 16, 2006, Senators Mike DeWine (R-OH), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Chuck Hagel (R-NE), and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) introduced the Terrorist Surveillance Act of 2006 (S.2455),[68][69] under which the President would be given certain additional limited statutory authority to conduct electronic surveillance of suspected terrorists in the United States subject to enhanced Congressional oversight." The
Detroit District court finding of 8/11/06 ruled unwarranted surveillance violated FISA and
the 2nd & 4th Amendments. In any
event, the fact that FISA permits
a 72 hour delay from time of wiretap until seeking a warrant, it seems a tempest in a teapot, and rather than continue a losing
fight, the president will fall back to the similar FISA process.
BTW, the Patriot Act and some of its intrusive regs is poorly received in the red but fiercely independent)state of Idaho...

Fri Jan 19, 12:20:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

BBI: good info but that's not how it is and will be portrayed by the Dems. Tempest in a teapot or not, I know of no violation of persons' rights under this measure and, having worked pen registers and familiar with Megahut (oops, shouldn't have said that) and other intel ops, one thing about gathering this type of intel is that it is quick, it is fluid and it is mobile. Further, placing it into the public eye lets terrorists and those playing the game that we have the will to do what need be done.

BZ

Fri Jan 19, 08:58:00 PM PST  

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