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Thursday, April 16, 2009

NSA Under Obama: Exceeds Warrentless Tap Limit

WASHINGTON - The National Security Agency intercepted private e-mail messages and phone calls of Americans in recent months on a scale that went beyond the broad legal limits established by Congress last year, government officials said in recent interviews.

The Bush administration was constantly vilified by the Democrats and especially Obama for "tearing up the Constitution" for his use of wiretaps to look for terrorists and terrorist activity. Obama even made the campaign promise of "no warrantless wiretaps, if you elect me" back in the primaries.

The recent “'overcollection' of domestic communications of Americans" under the Obama administration oversteps the cap that Congress put on the executive branch when the previous administration asked for the permission to do said wiretaps.

What happened to the policy of no warrantless taps? Is it another case of the "do as I say and not as I do" party not doing what they expect everyone else to do. You know, kinda like pay their taxes.

According to the article, a NSA official said that it may have been unintentional. How can it be "unintentional"? Oops, I tapped your phoneline, or oops I hacked into your email and opened it. That doesn't seem very likely. In fact, the more I think about it; the more I think that it's a moronic statement.

All Attorney General Holder wants to do is make sure that "new safeguards were put in place". Again, not much change from the "change" administration.

After Napalitano's warning to beware of anyone pro-life, ex-military, pro-2nd amendment, or strict on illegal immigration, maybe the "change" meant who he would be eavesdropping on.


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