Tuesday, December 20, 2005

You know what?

Bush better get impeached for this whole wire-tap thing since, um, Nixon was impeached before the world could blink for the very

Remember that, in the impeachment of Richard Nixon, Article 2 of the three Articles of Impeachment dealt with illegal wiretapping of Americans. It said that Nixon committed a crime "by directing or authorizing [intelligence] agencies or personnel to conduct or continue electronic surveillance or other investigations for purposes unrelated to national security, the enforcement of laws, or any other lawful function of his office."

"In the weeks following the terrorist attacks on our nation, I authorized the National Security Agency, consistent with U.S. law and the Constitution, to intercept the international communications of people with known links to Al Qaeda and related terrorist organizations," the president said.

[The President's] admission was reminiscent of Dwight Eisenhower's in 1960 that he had authorized U-2 flights over the Soviet Union after Francis Gary Powers was shot down on a reconnaissance mission. At the time, President Eisenhower declared that "no one wants another Pearl Harbor," an argument Mr. Bush echoed on Saturday in defending his program as a critical component of antiterrorism efforts.

Was he not?

Article One: [for] making false or misleading statement to delay, cover up, or conceal evidence relating to the Watergate break-ins...

Article Two: ...[for having] engaged in conduct violating the constitutional rights of citizens...and impairing the due and proper administration of justice...

Article Three: ...has willfully disobeyed the subpoenas of and failed without lawful cause or excuse to produce papers and information for the House Judiciary Committee...assuming to himself the functions and judgments given to the House of Representatives by the Constitution.

Why is Shrub still in office again? Especially since the reason we started a war against Iraq has been proven to be based on lies, members of his devout Republican circle have been accused and/or indicted of a variety of crimes and now he's trying to listen in on Americans without any good reason or warrants? Just because he's trying to route out terrorism quickly?

Thank all the goddesses the Patriot Act expires at the end of the year.