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  •  What was so important right then? (4+ / 0-)
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    rincewind, OHdog, Alex Terrieur, junta0201

    Why were they so desperate right at that time to do some spying that the FISA court would never, ever, approve?

    The Kerry campaign was ongoing of course, and they were undoubtedly collecting as much illegal intelligence as possible, but this was an instant imperative. What happened that week?

    Richard Clarke's book Against All Enemies came out. He was on 60 Minutes on March 21st.

    If it ever dawned on the American public that 9/11 happened because the Bush administration wilfully ignored warnings; it they ever figured out that Bush and Cheney needed 9/11 to get their war on, they would be (in the words of Bush 41!) "chased down in the streets and lynched."

    They needed as much oppo intel as they could get their hands on. Desperately.

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