Friday, December 30, 2011
Court okays Bush's telecom spying
So a federal appeals court has upheld immunity for the telecoms -- among them, AT&T and Verizon -- that helped the Bush administration spy on U.S. citizens without a warrant.
I guess it's still true what Nixon said: "When the President does it, that means it's not illegal."
Which, I guess, excuses Obama's administration too, right? After all, no one seems in any hurry to bring charges of murder for the civilians killed by our drone strikes in Pakistan; just like no one prosecuted Darth Cheney and Chimpy for the Iraqi civilians killed in that debacle.
I know I'll sleep better at night knowing that what Nixon (of all people) said is still true today.