What does Bush want now that the law gives him everything?
He wants to make it retroactive so that nobody can be held accountable for having broken the law already...
While I appreciate the leadership it took to pass this bill, we must remember that our work is not done. This bill is a temporary, narrowly focused statute to deal with the most immediate shortcomings in the law.
When Congress returns in September the Intelligence committees and leaders in both parties will need to complete work on the comprehensive reforms requested by Director McConnell, including the important issue of providing meaningful liability protection to those who are alleged to have assisted our Nation following the attacks of September 11, 2001.
Did Abu G illegally tap phones? Let him go.
Did Rove order surveillance of political opponents? No problem.
Did AT&T lend a hand in collecting illegal data on innocent US citizens? Get over it.
If you are an alleged patriot who has allegedly broken the law for allegedly good reasons, no need to face one of those messy juries.
Bush wants a get out of investigation free card, and you can bet that he will be wanting the language on that card written as broadly as possible.
Thank God the Democrats are going to stand up to him this time.