Friday, December 30, 2005

Punishing those who report crimes.

It is a very sad and troubling day for America when the highest officials in our land can break the law, then then turn around and punish those who would reveal their crime.

But that is exactly what is happening in George Bush's post-democratic American dictatorship.

In its initial report on President Bush's illegal spying program, The New York Times said nearly a dozen current and former officials had agreed to discuss the program on condition of anonymity, because of their concerns about the operation's legality and oversight.

Now, The U.S. Justice Department is investigating who disclosed that a secret and illegal domestic eavesdropping operation approved by Bush, in clear violation of the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) .

Americans, don't let anyone scare you out of your freedoms. There are ways to deal with the world's problems without decending further into an Orwellian police state.


Uncle Tim said...

Back up the paddy wagons to the West Wing and haul the whole bunch off to jail!

Eric A Hopp said...

Thank you for commenting on my blog. I had to come over and visit your own blog as well. Good postings--will have to read the post on the Chinese consumption of oil a little more carefully.

Now as for this post on "Punishing those who report crimes," the Justice Department's investigation is to identify who the whistle-blower is in this administration. Someone in the White House, NSA or Justice Department, realized that this NSA wiretapping affair is practically illegal, and decided to expose this abuse of power to the American public. The Bush White House is trying to spin this story as an un-American, traitorious act of helping the terrorists. I'm not sure how the American people are going to buy this affair, considering you have both Democrats and Republicans on the Hill calling for an investigation into the NSA spying.

Great blog!

Kerfuffles said...

It is a very sad and troubling day for Democrats when Bush spied and no one died, and the Dems have become mad because of it. Sane Americans are grateful to still be walking around alive and well, thanks to the hard work of the President's team. But practically the entire Democrat party has gone mad, including its leaders - Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Dr. Dean. - afflicted by the BDS Psychiatric Disorder.

Jaimie said...

Kerfluffles, turn off Fox TV and get some real information. We don't know yet who Bush spied on, and what he found out. The very real concern is that without oversight or warrants, anyone could be a target, not just the 'terrists'.