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  •  Explain that FISA works, Bush did't wake up. (12+ / 0-)

    We had plenty of information we could have used to prevent 9/11 due to good police work without having violated the law. It didn't do any good because Bush refused to shorten his vacation after receiving the President's Daily Briefing of August 6.

    Another point, I think that we should use every opportunity to say that if Bush, Reid, and Rockefeller really believed they needed amnesty for telecom execs, they sould use the A word and not rely on a euphemism like "retroactive immunity."

    I've always had the suspicion that the left listens to Bush a lot more than his own administration ever did.-Babylonandon, Huffington Post.

    by Judge Moonbox on Fri Jan 25, 2008 at 06:44:44 PM PST

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    •  I think Ted Kennedy (7+ / 0-)

      author of the original FISA, has covered all the talking points re: retro immunity...he makes the most convincing argument against it...of course he is most familiar with the intent of the original FISA...here's his floor speech:

      http://www.allamericanpatriots.com/...

      In addition, as is noted in his speech the telecoms already have "absolute" immunity for acting legally within the constraints of the original FISA legislation. The fact that bush is seeking immunity is obviously self-serving, and in fact, it also suggests that the telcoms acted illegally, and are complicit with the admin.

      I also think that the bush admin allowed (by whatever means people may find reasonable), the acts and events of 911

      I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the atmosphere ~ Thomas Jefferson

      by valadon on Fri Jan 25, 2008 at 07:58:32 PM PST

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      •  Given their open (1+ / 0-)
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        cravings for perpetual war and a "New Pearl Harbor" I think LIHOP is an eminently reasonable presumption.

        You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. -Aldous Huxley

        by Dave925 on Fri Jan 25, 2008 at 08:49:20 PM PST

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