Today, the House of Representatives finally mustered up the guts to stand up to the Current Federal Administrator.
And, in true George W. Bush form, the Current Federal Administrator threw a hissy fit because he didn’t get his way.
And what happens to national security if the Protect America (Yeah. Right.) Act does not get extended?
Absolutely nothing. Follow the link to hear the full analysis:
In August, Congress passed the Protect America Act, which granted the Bush administration legal authority to spy on Americans’ communications overseas without individual warrants. That law expires Saturday, and Congress is deadlocked on a new bill to replace it.
President Bush says to delay is dangerous, but many intelligence experts, including Suzanne Spaulding, say very little will actually change Saturday, even if the bill is allowed to expire.
Spaulding, who spent 20 years working on national security issues for the government and is now a private attorney in Washington, D.C., talks with Michelle Norris.
Of course, some of the telecommunications companies might have to pay for violating the trust of their customers.
We can’t have that.
Dan Froomkin documents the hypocrisy.
John Cole asks, “Why are they lying?“