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Monday, January 23, 2006

Scotty's Not Gonna Like This...

Scotty's Not Gonna Like This...

It seems that Americans are none too keen on this warrantless spying nonsense.

The warrantless surveillance targets international communication between suspected terrorists and people in the USA. "If (terrorists) are making phone calls to the United States, we need to know why to protect you," Bush told an audience at Kansas State University.

The remarks were part of a Bush administration rebuttal to weeks of criticism about a program that empowers the National Security Agency to tap communications without a court-approved warrant.

Gen. Michael Hayden, the nation's No. 2 intelligence officer, gave a more detailed defense of the secret surveillance in Washington.

The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to take up the issue in public hearings early next month.

A new USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll shows that 51% of Americans say the administration was wrong to intercept conversations without a warrant. The poll also showed that 58% of Americans support appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate the issue. The poll of 1,006 adults was taken Friday through Sunday and has a margin of error of +/—3 percentage points.

Be sure to sign the ACLU's petition!

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wing tip to Dailykos!


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