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  •  Gonzales climb out from under slimy rock (7+ / 0-)

    to protest the Amash/Conyers Amendment.  At Guardian liveblog (above) with fuller coverage at --

    A collection of Bush-era national security officials have penned an open letter in “strong support” of recently revealed National Security Agency surveillance programs targeting phone company megadata and foreign Internet communications.

    “We are convinced that both programs are vitally important to our national security. The Director of the NSA, Gen. Keith Alexander, has publicly attested that these programs have been instrumental in helping to prevent attacks on the United States and its allies, including the plot to bomb the New York City subway,” reads the letter.

    It’s signed by former attorneys general Michael Mukasey and Alberto Gonzales, former Director of National Intelligence John D. Negroponte, former CIA director Michael Hayden and Porter Goss, former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, and former National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley.

    The Slimeball Surveillance Six.

    Every one of them a key player in setting up the NSA's current programs.

    I cheered out loud, then guffawed heartily, when I saw that the quick action on Amash/Conyers brought these guys out of the dark to write a joint protest.  If they're squawking, this Amendment must be on the right track!

    •  Such charming friends (1+ / 0-)
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      Obama has on this issue.

      The very people whose mess he was elected to clean up.

      You may think that. I couldn't possibly comment.-- Francis Urqhart

      by Johnny Q on Wed Jul 24, 2013 at 04:22:15 PM PDT

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