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Thread #62901 Message #1662488
Posted By: Amos
05-Feb-06 - 07:39 PM
Thread Name: BS: Popular Views of the Bush Administration
Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views of the Bush Administration
Specter: Administration broke law
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, says President George W. Bush's warrantless surveillance program appears to be illegal.
Appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press," Specter called the administration's legal reasoning "strained and unrealistic" and said the program appears to be "in flat violation" of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
Hearings into the surveillance program are scheduled to begin Monday on Capitol Hill.
Reasoning both strained and realistic surfaces when an unacknowledged agenda is in play, and the desire is not to inform but to spin and influence outcomes according to that agenda. This sort of reasoning has been an earmark of the Bush Administration since their first campaign.