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Re: BUSH THREATENS: Make me Dictator or you will suffer a bigger 9/11 attack
« Reply #40 on: February 15, 2008, 03:20:29 pm »
Rush Limbaugh:

MAKE GEORGE BUSH A DICTATOR OR YOU WILL DIE NOW!



On FISA Bill, House Democrats Play Politics with National Security
http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_021408/content/01125107.guest.html
February 14, 2008


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RUSH: Yesterday, as you know, we were somewhat celebratory here.  We were somewhat celebratory over the Senate Democrats caving on the new FISA bill that contained provisions to grant immunity to telecommunications companies that had previously cooperated with the government in efforts to surveil bad people who intend harm to the United States, i.e., terrorists overseas.  The Senate passed it.  The House of Representatives, if what everybody is hearing turns out to be true, will recess tomorrow without ever taking the bill up; meaning our intelligence capabilities will, in many, many ways cease to exist.  This is unconscionable.  This is not politics.  They're playing politics with this.  This is Pelosi, who is denying that the surge is working -- and, by the way, even the New York Times today -- this is so huge. There are big, far reaching measures that have reconciliation written all over them in Iraq. The Sunnis and the Shi'ites are doing a Rodney King, and they're getting along.  And who cares why?  You know, the Drive-Bys have been trying to say, "Well, it's only because the US military lucked out. The US military lucked out." No, it has nothing to do with luck.  The surge caused this.  The surge has worked! 

The surge has brought about this political reconciliation because it has limited the damage and busted up Al-Qaeda in Iraq, making it less attractive for Sunnis to associate with them.  They're also sharing oil revenues, despite not having a law to share oil revenues.  So this is huge.  The surge has worked.  Pelosi just this week denied that it has worked on the basis of her political calculation that there is no reconciliation in the government, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.  Now they've taken up the FISA bill in the House by ignoring it. I'm hearing from a lot of people that they're just going to recess tomorrow without taking it up, which would mean what?  It would mean the lapse of our surveillance authority at midnight tomorrow night.  At that point, we're back to going and getting warrants from the FISA court, which can take weeks.  By the time we get the warrant to listen in, the conversation's over.  This is not politics.  This is something that directly affects the national security of this country.  And the Democrat leadership in the House is responsible for this.  I have to tell you, my buddy Andy McCarthy at National Review Online, is dead-on right about this.  It's not just them.  They are following the lead in the House of the two Democrat presidential candidates. 

Obama showed up to vote on Tuesday for the FISA bill. He voted against it.  He voted against the renewing authority for surveillance.  Hillary didn't bother to show up.  But she has previously opposed it on other occasions.  So the House Democrats are right in line with the Senate Democrat presidential candidates: Obama and Hillary.  This is a hanging curving ball for Senator McCain.  Senator McCain pounds big time on the fact that he's the guy to protect the country, that he's the guy that's going to understand the threat the country faces and deal with it, and he's not talked about this -- and time's running out to talk about this.  This is made to order on the campaign trail.  He was in Burlington, Vermont today, or Burlington, Connecticut. He was in Burlington somewhere.  He did a press conference after he made a speech.  He could have made a huge deal about this.  It's a hanging softball. It's batting practice softball, is what this is, just waiting to be knocked out of the park.  This is not politics.  The Democrats are playing politics with it, but it isn't.  This is for grownups, and this is for real life.  This is, to me, the essence of what this, you know, in many regards, the future of this country is all about and who in the world is going to take this kind of thing seriously. 

Now, I did hear a little bit of McCain today, and he might have addressed this. He got a question about human rights.  So I don't think he did address it, but he said, "Look, I'm for human rights.  I have had mine denied.  I'm for human rights for the unborn, and I'm for human rights for the born."  It would have been an excellent opportunity to get into this FISA, because he showed up; he voted for it. He voted for it on Tuesday.  This is a great way to distinguish himself and to burnish his credentials on something he's been pounding for quite a while.  But they've got 'til noon tomorrow, and this is like who's going to blink first.  We'll see.  But the Democrats in the House might be emboldened here because they're following the lead of their presidential candidates -- and of course the Democrat presidential candidates, the eventual winner is going to be the titular head of the party, which, if it's Hillary, is not going to please Pelosi. You know, the queen bee syndrome will be in full force.
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Re: BUSH THREATENS: Make me Dictator or you will suffer a bigger 9/11 attack
« Reply #41 on: February 15, 2008, 03:29:32 pm »
George Bush: "MAKE ME A DICTATOR OR YOU WILL DIE!"

"I WILL AUTHORIZE ANOTHER 9/11 UNLESS YOU GIVE ME MORE POWER!"



Bush: Inaction on FISA endangers U.S.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/02/15/bush.fisa/


WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush warned Friday the United States is in "more danger of attack" because Congress failed to extend legislation on domestic wiretapping laws allowing the government without a warrant to listen in on phone calls and intercept e-mails by foreign terrorist suspects that are transmitted through this country. President Bush said he will not accept another temporary extension of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Bush's remarks came at the end of a meeting with Republican congressional leaders and Vice President Dick Cheney. "American citizens must understand, clearly understand, that there still is a threat on the homeland," Bush said."There's still an enemy which would like to do us harm, and that we've got to give our professionals the tools they need to be able to figure out what the enemy is up to so we can stop it." Temporary revisions to the 1978 law that regulates wiretapping are set to expire this weekend.

Democrats said the law as existed before a temporary revision in August will remain in effect and gives the administration all the authority it needs to spy on suspected terrorists. "He knows that the underlying 'intelligence' law and the power given to him in the Protect America Act give him sufficient authority to do all of the surveillance and collecting that he needs to do in order to protect the American people," House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday. The House of Representatives and Senate are split over whether to include retroactive legal protection for telecommunications companies in a permanent overhaul.  After Friday's meeting, House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, defended Republicans' desire to give the telecommunication companies immunity. "This issue of the carriers that work with our government are increasingly concerned about their liability and increasingly concerned about whether they are going to continue to work with our intelligence officials," Boehner said.

Congress is in recess for a week starting Friday. Bush had offered to put off the start of his planned trip to Africa "if it will help them complete their work on this critical bill," but White House spokeswoman Dana Perino later said the president would leave as scheduled Friday. "The Democrats have made a decision that their higher priority -- over national security -- is taking another recess," Perino said. The current laws are set to expire at midnight Saturday. The nation's intelligence agencies then will have to go to court for warrants to listen in on conversations between suspected terrorists overseas. Intelligence officials said that it will cause unnecessary delays, but the government will be able to get permission to conduct eavesdropping through the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.  Even without court permission, agents also can listen in on a suspect's calls without a warrant as long as an application is submitted within three days. Additionally, any warrants already approved are good for a year from when the initial warrant was issued.
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CNN, Wolf Blitzer:

"MAKE GEORGE BUSH A DICTATOR OR YOU WILL DIE NOW!"



 

My comments right after viewing CNN segment ending 4:37PM EST 2/15/2008

WTF? 

Wolf: "what happens if the law expires?"

"the tool chest is lighter."

"when you are fighting the war on terror time is everything"


BTW - nothing happens, they have 12 months to deal with it, this is pure fear mongering of the highest caliber.
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