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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Senate Republicans Cave on NSA spying

This just makes me sick. Don't ever let any one of these Republican Senators claim any independence from the Bush administration again. Just a week after reports of Karl Rove threatening the Judiciary Committee on the NSA spying, we have this complete turnaround/cave in among the Republicans on the Intelligence Committee.
WASHINGTON - Senate Intelligence Chairman Pat Roberts said he has worked out an agreement with the White House to change U.S. law regarding the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance program and provide more information about it to Congress.....

The deal comes as the committee was set to have a meeting Thursday about whether to open an investigation into the hotly disputed program. Roberts indicated the deal may eliminate the need for such an inquiry, which Democrats have been demanding.

"Whether or not an investigation is the right thing to do at this particular time, I am not sure," Roberts told reporters while heading into the meeting.

By the way, Sen. Whitewash, when you're done covering up this group of crimes for the adminsitration, would you mind finishing phase II of the Iraq Intel Report. Remember, the one you promised you'd have done several times.

UPDATE: The House caved, too.

4 Comments:

  • Mother puss-bucket!!!

    One simple statement for the upcoming election, just one simple m*ther-f*ckin statement!

    The Bush admistration breaks the law, lies about it, and Senate Republicans cover for them!

    ARRRGGGGGHHH!

    By Blogger Kvatch, at 8:54 PM  

  • But who the hell's gonna say it? The current Dems apparently lack the pull to make it stick.

    I think we need a "Cronkite moment" or a "Murrow moment" if you're more historically inclined.

    The problem is that even if it were said, there's still 30% of the country who would back Bush regardless. That section is a religious cult.

    Mike

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 9:37 PM  

  • Well you're right on that score. I have a pretty good idea of what the message against Republicans should be, but I doubt that Democrats have the cojones to put it in precise, clear, simple language. To busy trying to become "Demolicans".

    I'm going to whore your post anyway, if you don't mind. The House is going to cave as well looks like.

    By Blogger Kvatch, at 7:13 AM  

  • I think the Dems are in it, too. :D

    By Anonymous romunov, at 1:56 AM  

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