Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Dems Give Bush-Gonzo Even More Power

By Scott Cavanagh
When the Democrats took control of both houses of Congress last November, the general consensus of most political observers was that the days of warrantless wiretaps and unchecked surveillance would soon be coming to an end.

Believers in that pipe dream got a cold blast of reality Saturday night, when
Congress did the unthinkable: giving President Bush and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales more unchecked power to spy on Americans without warrants.

With little more than a whimper in defiance, the Dems allowed a president with an approval rating in the 20's and an Attorney General on the verge of a perjury investigation to continue their unprecedented assault on our civil liberties virtually unchecked.

Here's what the WASHINGTON POST's editorial board thought of the legislation: Warrantless SurrenderEND OF POST

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