Saturday, October 13, 2007

9/11 Changed Everything

Nacchio's account, which places the NSA proposal at a meeting on Feb. 27, 2001, suggests that the Bush administration was seeking to enlist telecommunications firms in programs without court oversight before the terrorist attacks on New York and the Pentagon. The Sept. 11 attacks have been cited by the government as the main impetus for its warrantless surveillance efforts.

The allegations could affect the debate on Capitol Hill over whether telecoms sued for disclosing customers' phone records and other data to the government after the Sept. 11 attacks should be given legal immunity, even if they did not have court authorization to do so.

Mostly what 9/11 changed was the ability of cynical Republicans and certain Democratic enablers to get us to piss our pants whenever they said boo.

What this shows is that the Bush White House planned to break the law almost since the very beginning.

So I think that everyone should email Nancy Pelosi and ask her if impeachment is still off the table.

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