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  •  not to be a downer... (none)
    ... but isn't this what you'd expect when a government official has knowledge of a classified program, and gives talk on the subject?  They'd just pretend they don't know about it, and you really can't expect them to say, "well, except for certain cases I can't talk about" or some other silly disclaimer.

    Believe me, I'm all for hounding Bush all the way to impeachment over this issue, I just don't think these quotes have any bearing, and they'll be easily dismissed using the above argument by the Right.

    There are so many other HUGE issues to focus on (4th amendment, separation of powers, nixon legal precedent, etc) that this seems like chaff to me.

    •  Well, don't...(be a downer) (4.00)
      Is one more clear demonstration of this President lying to the American public opinion whenever he feels like it.

      Pretty significant, IMHO.

    •  I would wonder (none)
      what the line in this above transcript really sez:

      ..terra....9/11.....terra...9/11....terra.....terra....9/11....

      It looks as though Bush brought up the wiretaps himself.  Why would he bring up something super-double-secret just to deny it?  

      This adiminstration uses that tactic nicely it seems.  "And before you even bring it up, I ain't doin' it, so don't ask."

      That said, I'd just as soon save the analysis and acknowledge that the CoC is a lying sack of shit.

      Sorta sad, innit?

      George W. Bush deserves a fair trial.

      by CJB on Tue Dec 20, 2005 at 08:11:38 AM PST

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    •  Avoiding revealing classified matters (4.00)
      doesn't mean you have to lie.
    •  No, this was not silence..... (none)
      ....it was active misrepresentation about what was taking place. He didn't have to assure Americans that the administration was obtaining court orders for wiretaps, but he did.

      "What luck for rulers that men do not think." - Adolf Hitler

      by Bensdad on Tue Dec 20, 2005 at 12:15:26 PM PST

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