I was just watching some videos for this previous post and I ran into the one below.
That video was posted in June.
This is the story [posted here], from this week.
WASHINGTON – The Senate Select Intelligence Committee is looking into allegations from two U.S. military linguists that the government routinely listened in on phone calls of American military and humanitarian aid workers serving overseas.
“These are extremely disturbing allegations,” said Committee Chairman Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., in a statement issued Thursday. “We have requested all relevant information from the Bush administration. Any time there is an allegation regarding abuse of the privacy and civil liberties of Americans it is a very serious matter.”
ABC News first reported the charges Thursday, citing one current and one former military linguist by name. They are contained in the book “The Shadow Factory,” to be published next week.
Rick Noriega was one of the guys they listened to. His was some of the pillow-talk they recorded and passed around. He didn’t like it. Now he’s running for Senate. Works for me. Heckuva lot better’n Cornyn who spent 2004 talking about how great the war on Terror (in Iraq) was going, not fighting it in Afghanistan.
BTW, here is Cornyn on voting with Bush to approve warrantless wireless of the communications of American citizens.
America’s elected leaders have a duty to keep the American people safe. We know that the ability to obtain the right information at the right time is critically important in our struggle against radical Islamic terrorists….”
With all due respect, Mr. Cornyn, it is also the duty of our elected leaders to serve the people whom they represent and to protect our Constitutional rights. The warrantless wiretapping of American citizens is not only unconstitutional, it is also a mechanism only a police state would use. We elect Presidents in this great nation thank you. We do not install dictators or crown kings.
To be clear, Obama also voted for that dang FISA bill. Hopefully he’ll flip-flop on that now that we know what it has been used for. I can understand why he’d vote for it to avoid the “weak vs his Mulin terrist brothers” nutters, but that’s about it. It needs to be fixed.