9/11 Commission: FISA Court Too Slow

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  1. elijah_lives

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    Bush administration critics continue to insist that the president could have gotten all the wiretap authority he needed from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to intercept terrorist communications as they plotted the next 9/11 attack

    But it turns out, the 9/11 Commission strongly disagreed.

    As noted on yesterday's "Meet the Press" by National Review Online reporter Byron York, 9/11 Commission Report clearly states:

    "The FISA application process continues to be long and slow. Requests for approvals are overwhelming the ability of the system to process them and to conduct a surveillance.”
     
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    See, I told you Bush was just doing what he had to to protect us. We should all pat him on the back now, and give him a third term. ;) [​IMG]
     
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    So if we disagree with a Law, we can do whatever we feel is right? :rolleyes:
     
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    A law cannot curtail an inherent power. I didn't post this to buttress Bushes argument of that authority; I posted it to show that the critics urging to "follow the law -- it's a rubber stamp" is wrong.
     
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    Yes, others disagree. But if the people charged with executing a law are complaining because it doesn't work, doesn't that tell you that there is a problem with that law? Especially since every administration from Carter's on down has said the same thing?
     
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    I don't know how any thinking person can blame Bush or any President for the attacks on 9/11. We were then, and still are, far too open. We can't have the freedom to move about as we please and have even a medium level of safety at the same time. At some point, America is going to have to decide how much of our freedom we're willing to sacrifice for our safety. Apparently many on this site feel that wire-tapping is too much of an intrusion, but it's better than curfews and carrying official papers like is done in other nations. Things will never be the same in America. We just need to pursue life as best we can and if we're attacked, to respond just as quickly and harshly as possible.
     
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    No, the problem is not with wiretapping per se, but with illegal wiretapping.

    When the Constitution gives the President the power to "execute" the laws the Legislature has passed, that means he is supposed to perform them, see that they are carried out, NOT kill them. The President is not above the law.
     

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