Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Are You Sure About That?

Oh good grief! Keep recycling the same old crap until you believe it. We don't.
Cheney Says Eavesdropping Program Might Have Prevented 9/11
"Another vital step the president took in the days following 9/11 was to authorize the National Security Agency to intercept a certain category of terrorist-linked international communications," Cheney said, according to the excerpts. "There are no communications more important to the safety of the United States than those related to al Qaeda that have one end in the United States. If we'd been able to do this before 9/11, we might have been able to pick up on two of the hijackers who flew a jet into the Pentagon. They were in the United States, communicating with al Qaeda associates overseas. But we didn't know they were here plotting until it was too late."
You keep focusing on one group and there could be a rude awakening if the blue eyed society of some aryan group decides that their are too many brunettes in high government jobs. Many more people than al Qaeda dislike us with a passion and the list grows every day with every abuse.
Cheney referred to a report by the U.S. commission that investigated the Sept. 11 attacks. In criticizing federal agencies' inability to detect the plot, the commission cited the phone calls of two hijackers, Nawaf Alhazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar, to other al Qaeda members overseas. "The authorization the president made after September 11th helped address that problem in a manner that is fully consistent with the Constitutional responsibilities and legal authority of the president and with the civil liberties of the American people," Cheney said.

He said that activities under the secret monitoring program "have helped to detect and prevent possible terrorist attacks against the American people. As such, this program is critical to the national security of the United States."
What's critical to the security of the United States is that we stay to true to our guiding principles of freedom and equality, something that seems to be a foreign idea to this administration.

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